Ex-Llantarnam deputy head teacher struck off for unacceptable misconduct

South Wales Argus: STRUCK OFF: Alun Rees STRUCK OFF: Alun Rees

A FORMER Gwent deputy head teacher has been struck off after a hearing found allegations of unacceptable misconduct against him were proven.

Alun Rees, who taught at Llantarnam School, appeared before a General Teaching Council for Wales hearing in Cardiff today, for the third day of his tribunal relating to incidents which allegedly happened ten years ago.

Rees faced five allegations that say while he was a registered teacher at the Cwmbran school, he made inappropriate comments, initiated inappropriate conversations and had inappropriate physical contact with female pupils, and made inappropriate comments to a female colleague.

The allegations were said to constitute unacceptable professional conduct.

The committee found four of the five allegations proven, believing there wasn’t sufficient evidence to prove Rees had made inappropriate physical contact with pupils.

The committee imposed a prohibition order. Chair of the committee, Jacquie Turnbull, said: “The committee concluded that Mr Rees did not recognise his failings.”

Rees was dismissed from Llantarnam school at a disciplinary hearing on February 6, 2004. He has not returned to the profession since.

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