Oundle Teacher Told Pupil He Was 'In Love With Her'

24 February 2015, 12:01 | Updated: 24 February 2015, 12:10

A teacher at a school in Oundle has been banned from teaching, after telling a pupil that he had fallen in love with her.

Mr Ross Clark was teaching at the Prince William School. He started as an English teacher in September 2006.

The National College for Teaching and Leadership found that around November 2013 to April 2014 Mr Clark engaged in communications with 'Pupil A' which were of an inappropriate nature. Mr Clark resigned form the School on 10 February 2014 following health concerns.

He engaged in inappropriate email communication with Pupil A, telling her he'd fallen in love with her. He also at one point gave her a gift of £500.

Mr Clark has now been prohibited from teaching indefinitely and cannot teach in any school, sixth form college, relevant youth accommodation or children's home in England.

He may apply for the prohibition order to be set aside, but not until 23 February 2019 4 years from the date of this order at the earliest.