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Headteacher Who Had Purple Dildo And Lube In Office Banned For Life

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Headteacher Who Had Purple Dildo And Lube In Office Banned For Life

A headteacher who stole thousands from his school and had drunken sex sessions in his office has been banned from teaching for life.

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James Stewart was jailed for four years in 2017 after he was convicted of defrauding his school out of £103,000.

The 74-year-old was head of Sawtry Community College in Cambridgeshire for nearly 30 years, earning £120,000 a year, but splashed his cash on expensive food and skiing holidays.

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At the time of his conviction for fraud, the court heard how officers discovered an 'inner sanctum' within his office, which contained a large purple dildo, a clitoral stimulator, penis-shaped straws and a fridge full of champagne.

Officers discovered an 'inner sanctum' within his office which contained a purple dildo and lube. Credit: SWNS
Officers discovered an 'inner sanctum' within his office which contained a purple dildo and lube. Credit: SWNS

And according to the Mail Online, investigators also came across watermelon lubricant, a game of 'kinky charades' and a copy of the Kama Sutra.

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Stewart was using the space to carry out an affair with his PA, Christine Laxton.

Now, two years after his conviction for fraud, the Teaching Regulation Authority has banned Stewart from taking up a position in a school again.

Sitting in Coventry, the TRA disciplinary panel said: "These behaviours include fraud or serious dishonesty.

"The panel found that Mr Stewart had been responsible for serious and systematic fraud over a prolonged period of time for which he was subsequently convicted and received a custodial sentence."

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Stewart was banned from teaching for life. Credit: SWNS
Stewart was banned from teaching for life. Credit: SWNS

The panel chairman Roger Woods added: "Whilst Mr Stewart previously had a good record, the panel found no evidence that the teacher's actions were not deliberate, nor was he acting under duress. In fact, the panel found the teacher's actions to be calculated, motivated and sustained for a number of years."

Stewart did not attend the hearing but Alan Meyrick, representing the Secretary of State, said the ban would be indefinite.

Bottles of booze were also found in Stewart's office. Credit: Terry Harris Photography
Bottles of booze were also found in Stewart's office. Credit: Terry Harris Photography
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Members of staff reportedly first raised concerns about Stewart when they spotted him and Ms Laxton on television, attending Newmarket races, when he claimed he had been at a meeting.

Huntingdon Court was later told by staff that they heard sounds of a 'sexual nature' as well as 'rhythmic moaning and banging' coming from Stewart's office - he even serenaded Ms Laxton on his electric piano.

Back in 2017, a report by Cambridgeshire County Council claimed a staff member had tried to blow the whistle on Stewart six years earlier in 2011 but was thwarted by a 'collusion' between the disgraced head and the school's vice principal.

One of the sex aides discovered in Stewart's 'inner sanctum'. Credit: SWNS
One of the sex aides discovered in Stewart's 'inner sanctum'. Credit: SWNS
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The report said: "Staff state that an attempt was made by a former colleague to blow the whistle to the Local Authority in 2011.

"This attempt was unsuccessful and allegedly the whistle-blower was told it was not possible to take the concerns further without the support of the entire leadership team or the Chair of Governors; this was felt to be impossible due to concerns about collusion."

Stewart has since paid back the £100,000.

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Topics: UK News

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