December 13 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
A former Ilford teacher who was convicted of engaging in sexual activity with a female pupil has now been banned from the country’s classrooms for life.
The ban, announced on behalf of education secretary Michael Gove, follows a National College for Teaching and Leadership disciplinary hearing which ended with a call for Abdul Mosobbir, 37, to be banned.
Mosobbir was employed at The Ursuline Academy Ilford, Morland Road, as a maths teacher from 2009 to 2011.
He admitted that between January 1 2011 and November 10 2011 he met with the girl, identified only as “Pupil A”, outside of school on around 30 occasions, including on four or five occasions at Pupil A’s house.
He also admitted to kissing Pupil A on a number of these occasions, sending her text messages and voicemail messages and that they became boyfriend and girlfriend.
The offences came to light when he was visiting the girl her at home in November 2011, and her father returned home early and found them together alone.
Mosobbir was convicted at Snaresbrook Crown Court in November 2012 of four offences of causing/inciting sexual activity with a female aged 13-17 and abuse of a position of trust, contrary to the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
He was sentenced in January to a community order for 18 months, a supervision requirement, a restraining order and issued with a sexual offenders notice for five years.
Recommending a permanent ban, the disciplinary panel’s findings say there was evidence that Pupil A’s well-being had been affected by the offences.
The decision to ban him means that Mosobbir is prohibited from teaching indefinitely and cannot teach in any school, sixth form college, relevant youth accommodation or children’s home in England.
He has a right of appeal to the High Court.
Redbridge Tube station has reopened after a woman was killed by a Central Line train earlier today.