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Rape quiz teacher banned from work

PUBLISHED: 17:22 28 May 2008 | UPDATED: 09:47 23 August 2010

A TEACHER has been banned from teaching after she was found guilty of asking children with special needs which of them was most likely to be raped. Fiona Forster, 45, was struck off for a minimum of two years by the General Teaching Council last Friday.

A TEACHER has been banned from teaching after she was found guilty of asking children with special needs which of them was most likely to be raped.

Fiona Forster, 45, was struck off for a minimum of two years by the General Teaching Council last Friday.

She was found guilty at a hearing in February of unacceptable professional misconduct while working as a supply teacher at Wilmington Enterprise College, Common Lane in 2006.

In a year 10 class with pupils of special needs, she held a quiz asking which of them would most likely be raped.

Committee chairman Tony Neal said: "We had no doubt whatsoever the gravity of her conduct required a prohibition order.

"She has expressed no remorse for her actions and demonstrated no insight."

Forster, who is formerly of Tunbridge Wells but now lives abroad, had previously been suspended from teaching for six months at a hearing in November 2006, after she was caught selling imported cigarettes to students at Meopham School, in Wrotham Road.

She was caught on CCTV as children under the age of 16 handed her cash for cigarettes from the boot of her car.

At the hearing in 2006, the GTC found Miss Forster's actions raised serious issues about "the protection of members of the public."

During the second hearing in February, she was found guilty of failing to disclose her work at Meopham School and not following school policy.

Last Friday, the GTC committee cited Forster's failure to inform Wilmington Enterprise College of her previous six-month ban as another reason for her being struck off for two years.

They also condemned her for talking openly with sixth formers about a particular cherry tree where students were rumoured to lose their virginity.

Mr Neal said Forster's behaviour did not "maintain the proper standards of conduct within the profession".

Forster did not attend the hearing in Birmingham due to stress.

In a letter to the committee she said she has no intention of teaching in the UK again.

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