Teacher, 27, Who Kissed And 'Had Sex With Pupil' After Prom Banned From Teaching
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A teacher who allegedly 'slept with a pupil at a Premier Inn after prom' has been removed from the teaching register.
The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) have opted to remove Melissa Tweedie from the teaching register today (Monday 14 February) due to an investigation over her alleged behaviour.
Miss Tweedie, 27, was alleged to have slept with an S6 pupil after the leavers night at SWG3 in Glasgow in June 2017.
However, the GTCS did not find this allegation proven due to the lack of evidence presented to the panel.
The former teacher at Gleniffer High School in Paisley, Renfrewshire, was spotted dancing inappropriately with pupils and taking shots with them at the bar at the event.
She was then said to be on a bed with an 18-year-old pupil who told the teaching regulator this week that the pair had sex after he drank wine, gin, shots and beer.
Miss Tweedie denies those allegations but later admitted to investigators that she woke up in bed with the pupil but denied having sex with him.
Miss Tweedie now works as a yoga teacher in Dubai.
A statement from Miss Tweedie at the time read: “I saw what appeared to be a bag of cocaine waved in my face, it was highly alarming and that is why I did not go home with my flatmate.
“I should have walked back to tell the other staff and I should have called the police.
"Pupils were saying 'Miss, come upstairs for a drink, it'll only be one.'
"I was given one glass of Echo Falls white wine by a girl.
“The next part that is clear is jolting up in the bed, I can’t see any face in my memory but I woke up and said 'what are you doing here?'"
Following a five-day hearing, the GTCS decided to issue Miss Tweedie with a removal order, stating that her conduct fell significantly short of the standard expected of a registered teacher.
Speaking on behalf of the panel, Arthur Stewart said: "It is the view of the panel that the teacher has fallen significantly short of the standards and therefore is unfit to teach.
"As Miss Tweedie has been found unfit to teach the panel must direct that Miss Tweedie's name be removed from the General Teaching Council from Scotland's register."
The student, known only as Pupil A, said: “We kissed, no one initiated it.
“We went downstairs and had sex in my room.
“She stayed the night and we both left at eight.
“I feel really sorry for Miss Tweedie, I had already handed in my leavers form.
“In my eyes it wasn’t a student event."
Aileen Sangster, deputy headteacher of Gleniffer High School, said: “Melissa was dancing inappropriately with Pupil A shimmying up and down his back.
“I noticed Miss Tweedie due to the outfit she was wearing.
“It was inappropriate, I put this down to inexperience.
“After the meal she had a drink in her hand every time I saw her."