A Newport drama teacher at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic High School has been given the boot for getting too chummy with her students in an inappropriate way as well as bringing the wrong type of drama to her classroom. Lindsay Black, who was covering for another teacher on maternity leave, has exhibited a significant amount of sexually bizarre behaviour both in the classroom and on her own time. She was obviously enamoured enough of one of her students to continually plague the lad with text messages, emails, and Facebook posts. According to Abigail Watts, and English teacher at the same school, Miss Black had told the student that she had dreamed about the two of them having sexual relations.
Miss Black was also known for making the virgins in her sixth-form drama class stand up, making comments such as how she had a fantasy about having sex on a classroom table, and basically infused sexually charged themes into the majority of her lessons. She even had her students act out giving blowjobs as a classroom activity. Naturally, the Cardiff disciplinary panel that looked into the matter wasn’t impressed with this form of education, and found Miss Black to be unfit to hold the position of teacher.
Miss Black also engaged her students in a classroom game called “have you ever” in which she would question the students about whether they had ever received or given a blow job and other intimate questions.
Peter Williams, chairman of the committee that voted to cancel Miss Black’s license to teach, stated that these had not been isolated incidents and that she had repeatedly demonstrated that she was not fit to be a registered teacher. Her conduct was found by all of the members of the panel to be unacceptable for a professional educator. Miss Black was not in attendance at the hearing.
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