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Female Scots teacher faces being struck off after allegedly bedding pupil at Premier Inn after senior prom

A FEMALE Scots teacher faces being struck off after allegedly having sex with a pupil at a Premier Inn after senior prom.

The PE teacher, who has not yet been identified, is alleged to have partied with pupils at SWG3 nightclub in Glasgow before going back to the hotel in June 2017.

The former teacher from Gleniffer High School in Paisley, Renfrewshire, allegedly danced inappropriately with pupils at the event before bedding an 18-year-old.

Gleniffer High School
Gleniffer High School in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

She is then said to have drunk shots before telling pupils: “Can we for a minute act like I’m not a teacher.”

It is claimed a pupil stumbled across the teacher in bed with a male pupil at a Premier Inn later on that night and told them: “Technically I haven’t touched him yet”.

The teacher, believed to be in her 20s at the time and recently qualified, faces being struck off the register by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) next week.

The allegations read: “Between 7 June 2017 and 8 June 2017, whilst employed by Renfrewshire Council as a PE Teacher at Gleniffer High School, at the senior prom and immediately thereafter, you danced inappropriately with pupils during the prom, including making inappropriate physical contact whilst dancing with them at SWG3, Glasgow.

“[You] kissed Pupil A at the hotel in which pupils were staying for the night, the Premier Inn Hotel and engaged in sexual intercourse with Pupil A after the prom, at the Premier Inn.

“[You drank a shot (or shots) at the bar of SWG3, behaved in an inappropriate manner in a hotel room at the Premier Inn by drinking alcohol in the presence of pupils and stating words to the effect of “Can we for a minute act like I’m not a teacher” to a pupil(s).

Further allegations state the teacher “was alone on a bed with Pupil A and, when Pupil E entered the room, stated to Pupil E words to the effect of: “Technically I haven’t touched him yet”.

SWG3
SWG3, the venue for the School’s prom.

“[You] were under the influence of alcohol to the point of being inebriated in the presence of pupils in the Premier Inn [and] had awareness that an ex pupil was in possession of drugs and did not report this to the appropriate authorities.”

The teacher is also alleged to have told the headteacher at the school that she was at home when she was at the Premier Inn.

Police Scotland were alerted to the incident and investigated it at the time. 

They found that no criminality had taken place. 

The GTCS investigation into the PE teacher is set to begin next week.

This is not the only controversy that Gleniffer High School has been involved in the last decade. 

Former music teacher Elizabeth Smillie was struck off in 2018 after being accused of engaging in sexual activity with a 17 year old pupil.

The allegations lodged against her dated between 2010 and 2012. 

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