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A TEACHER at Kirk Hallam’s St John Houghton School who ‘abused his position of trust’ by sending flirtatious text messages and emails to a 15-year-old pupil has been banned from the classroom indefinitely

Transcripts of the messages sent by Nicholas Ranford – who was head of Religious Education at the school between September 1, 2007, and February 11, 2010 – were heard by the General Teaching Council (GTC) which took the decision to ban him.

They included:

“…please remember that in saying what I’ve said to you I have put my career and my family at risk…”

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