Teacher accused of hitting pupil’s bottom
A former Castle Douglas High School teacher has been attending a disciplinary hearing this week after he was accused of smacking a pupil on her bottom.
Gordon Mundie, who is currently employed with the council as a music teacher at Dumfries High School, is also alleged to have touched a pupil on the leg, moved his fingers up her leg and held and massaged her hands in February 2012.
The General Teaching Council (GTC) Scotland fitness to teach hearing has been taking place in Edinburgh since Monday and it concluded yesterday.
In GTC papers, it was claimed that Mr Mundie’s alleged actions were “sexually motivated” and “inappropriate” and that he is unfit to teach as a result.
The first offence of smacking a female pupil on the bottom is alleged to have taken place while he was a teacher in January 2011.
A GTC spokesman said: “The outcome (of the hearing) is expected at the end of this week or the start of next week.”
A council spokesman said: “We take very seriously our responsibility to employees, supporting the right to confidentiality and do not comment on individual employees.
“However, we can confirm that a member of staff has been suspended.”