Teacher accused of pushing pupil and making inappropriate comments towards girls at North-east school

A teacher has been accused of pushing a pupil and making inappropriate comments towards girls while working at a North-east school.

The teacher was working at a school in Aberdeenshire when the alleged incidents took place and they are now being considered by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), which has not named the teacher or the school.

According to a GTCS report, the teacher is accused of pushing an S4 pupil out of a classroom, punching the door afterwards, and shouting excessively towards a pupil, on January 7, 2016.

The member of staff was also accused of acting aggressively towards an S3 pupil in that they shouted at the pupil, causing them to feel intimidated, on January 22, 2016.

On the same day, the teacher is alleged to have made inappropriate comments to female pupils and, in particular, called them “beautiful” and “gorgeous”.

The same teacher is accused of infringing rules while working at a school in the East Dunbartonshire Council area on June 7, 2013.

On that date, the teacher is alleged to have shouted excessively at an S3 class and thrown a jotter an S3 pupil, causing it to strike her on the face to her distress.

The teacher is also accused of requiring pupils to trade their possessions for pens and pencils.

A GTCS body will hold a four-day fitness to teach impairment hearing, which starts on Monday.

The panel will decide if the allegations are proved and, if so, if the teacher is fit enough to continue teaching.

An Aberdeenshire Council spokesman said: “The GTCS is carrying out a hearing next week into alleged incidents which occurred in January.

“We can confirm that the teacher concerned no longer works for us.”