Teacher who kissed pupil is disqualified

A BIOLOGY teacher who kissed a teenage pupil in her room at a Suffolk boarding school has been disqualified from working with children.

A BIOLOGY teacher who kissed a teenage pupil in her room at a Suffolk boarding school has been disqualified from working with children.

Married father-of-two Stuart Barley, 45, was given a two-year supervision order and made to sign the Sex Offenders' Register following a hearing at Peterborough Crown Court.

Barley, who taught at a private Suffolk school, had earlier been found guilty of engaging in sexual activity with a child while in a position of trust following a trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

Barley had been dismissed after teaching at the school for 20 years and was unemployed, Judge Peter De Mille was told.

The judge said: “It would appear that you showed a complete disregard to the proper boundaries between teacher and pupil.''

The trial had heard that Barley was seen giving the girl a “full-on passionate kiss'' by another pupil following the party in March 2007.

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Barley had denied any wrongdoing but was found guilty by a majority of 10-2 following the trial in March.

The court was told he followed the girl back to her room after a school party and kissed her.

He was cleared of a second allegation of engaging in sexual activity with a child.

The school and the victim cannot be named for legal reasons.

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