A female teacher who had a s-xual relationship with a 15-year-old girl has been banned from teaching for life.
Suzanne Harrison was a geography teacher at a school in Colchester, Essex, between November 2004 and July 2006.
Between 2005 and 2010 and Harrison, now 46, became and remained a close friend of Pupil A’s family, a disciplinary panel heard.
In January 2006 while Ms Harrison was minding Pupil A and her sister at her own home a s-xual encounter took place between the teacher and the teenage pupil.
The Teaching Regulation Authority (TRA) said: ‘A s-xual relationship between Ms Harrison and Pupil A continued for approximately four years thereafter.
‘In October 2009, Ms Harrison introduced Pupil A to Ms Harrison’s then partner, Person B, who then began a relationship with Pupil A.
‘In time Pupil A disclosed the fact of her past relationship with Ms Harrison to Person B.’
The girl’s mother and Harrison’s ex partner then told police in the summer of 2011 what she had done.
Harrison was arrested and quit her job in July 2011 – and the next month at Ipswich Crown Court admitted four offences of s-xual activity with a child and while in a position of trust.