Labour and the teacher unions keep on telling us that Charter Schools should be forced to have all their teachers registered. It is to protect the kids they say.
Yet almost every week another teacher is up on charges for some sort of crime, usually against their pupils…and they are all registered…so you do have to wonder if registration really works.
A newly-graduated Waikato teacher who had a three-month sexual relationship with a student during which they exchanged 8000 texts has been thrown out of the profession.
Kelsey Rebekah Allen, 24, was a physical education and health teacher at Morrinsville College in 2014 when she entered into a relationship with an 18-year-old student. She was censured and stripped of her teacher registration on Wednesday by the New Zealand Teachers’ Disciplinary Tribunal.
The relationship, revealed by the student’s jilted school-aged girlfriend, involved kissing, oral sex and sexual intercourse.
A sample of risque texts sent from Allen to the student from August 1 to November 15, 2014 were presented to the tribunal.
“Of course I was going to fall for you.. Why wouldn’t I! You’re incredible you are so hot.. Everytime I see you I just wanna kiss you …,” read one text. Read more »