List of shame

20th January 2006 at 00:00
Paul Reeve

Worked at Hewett school, Norwich. On sex offenders register after being cautioned by police for accessing websites containing child pornography.

Kim Howells, former education minister, cleared him to work in schools. Mr Reeve has since resigned.

William Gibson

Worked at Portchester School, Bournemouth. Convicted in 1980 for indecently assaulting a15-year-old girl pupil in Sunderland. He said they went on to have a genuine relationship.

Gibson previously worked at St Joseph's RC comprehensive in Hebburn, South Tyneside, for three months in 2003 and at Hebburn comprehensive for a day in October 2004. He also taught for one day in a school in County Durham.

He is not on list 99 nor the sex offenders register.

Keith Hudson

The Sussex teacher was convicted of possessing indecent images of young boys. He was put on list 99 in 2001 with a direction from Estelle Morris, the then education secretary, which cleared him to work in all-girls schools.

Stephen Woodcock

Never convicted of an offence. Banned from teaching in 2001 after it was alleged he touched a pupil in a way so distressing that the child ran out of the classroom. Twelve allegations had previously been made against him by 10 boys between 1987 and 1992. He resigned following these allegations but the Department for Education decided at the time not to put him on List 99.

Steven Taylor

Convicted in December 2005 of the rape of an 11-year-old girl in 2001. A primary school teacher, he had met the girl when he had a short-term contract at her school. He was given an eight-year jail sentence and is now on the sex offenders register.

Mr "H"

Convicted of molesting a 12-year-old boy by pulling down his swimming trunks. Banned from teaching other than at further education institutions in 1998, by David Blunkett, then education secretary.

The Care Appeals Tribunal overturned that ruling and said he could teach in schools where all pupils were over 14.

Mr "X"

Sacked for writing "inappropriate words" in the condensation on the window of his prep school flat about a pupil. He was barred from teaching.

In 2001 a tribunal allowed him to return to teaching but restricted him from living on a school site or having any pastoral role.

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