A teacher has been struck off after sending pictures of her bottom to a teenage student.
Erum Mahfooz, 38, who taught at Aylesbury College sent a number of anonymous, sexually explicit text messages to the 17-year-old male student, with at least one containing a photo of her backside.
After the 2013 incident the mother of another student informed the college that the pupil had received the messages.
Today (Friday) the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) recommended to the Secretary of State that she be struck off for life.
A report by the NCTL read: “It is the panel’s view that the nature of the offence committed by Ms Mahfooz is such that her conduct departed so far from the standards of behaviour expected of teachers, who act as role models for pupils, that the panel does not feel that it is appropriate to allow Ms Mahfooz a future opportunity to allow for this prohibition order to be set aside.”
The report added: “The panel considers that this offence is a clear example of serious sexual misconduct. Ms Mahfooz has taken advantage of her professional position and there is evidence that her actions have resulted in actual harm to pupil A.”
According to the report Mahfooz accepted that her actions were ‘inappropriate and unacceptable’ but the panel said that it was concerned that she did not have ‘any real insight into the nature of her actions’.
A spokesman for Aylesbury College said: “The college received details of an incident in early 2013.
“We immediately referred this case to the authorities as per our safeguarding procedure.
“Since then we’ve worked in partnership with the police, Safeguarding in Education, the young person, their family and the courts to ensure appropriate actions were taken.
“The teacher has not worked at the college since the college referred this to the police back in early 2013.
Aylesbury College holds as its highest priority the safety and welfare of all its students and we are committed to providing a safe, welcoming and supportive learning environment where all students can thrive and succeed.
“The college has continuously been judged as good in its safeguarding and care of students by Ofsted.”