The Brit teacher who looked at porn during class lessons

November 9th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, Nov 9 (ANI): A Brit teacher has admitted to viewing porn while teaching in the classroom.

Darren Adamson, 36, also called sex phonelines from school telephones, the General Teaching Council (GTC) for England was told.

Adamson, the head of English at Houghton Kepier School in Houghton le Spring, used to log on to camcandy.com and other porn sites, while his pupils got busy with their work.

This is particularly serious as he was head of Englishand was in a position of particular trust and authority, Timesonline quoted a ruling by the General Teaching Council for England, as stating.

It has also been revealed that the teacher used the teaching time to make calls to sexually explicit chat lines.

Whilst there is no evidence that any pupils had sight of the website at a time when Adamson gained access to wholly inappropriate material, this was a matter of good fortune and there was clearly a risk that a pupil may have entered a room when such images were on screen, GTC head said.

Under the schools Internet policy, Adamson would have seen an onscreen reminder each time he logged on that accessing porn was not allowed.

He used school facilities for private interests In doing so, Adamson has brought the standing and reputation of the teaching profession into disrepute, GTC head added.

Adamson did not attend the hearing earlier this week, but he and his wife provided a written account of what happened which suggested that the teacher had been through difficulties and anxiety in his personal life.

The GTC gave Adamson a conditional registration order that he must not use school equipment to view sexually explicit material. He was also told that he must be judged by a psychiatrist before he was allowed to return to the classroom. (ANI)

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