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Analysis of teaching bans.

Analysis of teaching bans.

Sexually motivated, inappropriate conduct is the reason for a third of teaching bans, the BBC has found.

A teacher who measured pupils' penises and another who stole books worth £27,000 are among more than 450 staff across England banned over five years.

Cases included teachers kissing pupils, showing them pornography and sexual relationships.

The National Education Union said the number of bans was "tiny" compared with the 500,000 teachers in schools.

The NSPCC said safeguarding children "must always be a top priority" for schools.


The BBC compiled and analysed National College of Teaching and Leadership (now the Teaching Regulation Agency) judgements between April 2013 and March 2018.

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