A teacher who hugged and kissed year 11 pupils at prom threatened his colleagues with incriminating pictures after being confronted over his inappropriate behaviour.
Chris Naylor was speculated to be supervising Congleton High School’s Year 11 leaving get together when he was noticed dancing too intently with pupils and placing his fingers on their waists.
The P.E teacher alleged he had pictures of employees ingesting at the occasion and threatened to place them on social media when disciplined by the varsity.
He stated he would spare his colleagues’ blushes if the varsity agreed to present him a pay-off – price 9 months of his wage – in return for resigning.
Congleton High refused to name his bluff and he give up following disciplinary proceedings.
The 39-year-old has been banned from the career after a Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) discovered him responsible of unacceptable skilled conduct.
Mr Naylor, who was additionally a steerage staff chief for Year 11, had labored at Congleton High since 2006 and was described as an ‘outstanding’ teacher.
In June final year, he was establishing the prom at Cheshire venue Cranage Hall when he determined to have a drink on an empty abdomen.
The TRA panel’s report stated: ‘Mr Naylor was witnessed ingesting alcohol, dancing inappropriately behind a pupil, kissing pupils on the cheek,
inserting his fingers on the waists of pupils and hugging others.’
The panel agreed there was nothing ‘nefarious’ about MR Naylor’s behaviour at prom however took into consideration how he acted after being confronted.
Members stated the prom incident had been out of character and he had a ‘previously good history’ however that he made a ‘serious error of judgement’.
The report stated: ‘It appeared there was a pre-empted course of conduct that Mr Naylor had considered prior to the investigation meeting. The threat carried weight as it was designed to risk both the school’s and his colleagues’ reputations.’
Mr Naylor, who was affected by well being points, claimed he had ‘let his guard down’ on the evening and drank to ‘calm his nerves’.
References submitted to the panel described Mr Naylor as ‘inspirational’ and ‘passionate’ about instructing.
But Alan Meyrick, appearing on behalf of the Department for Education, stated he needed to take note of the influence of the case on the instructing career when deciding Mr Naylor’s destiny.
He has been issued a prohibition order which bans him from instructing.
He can attraction after two years.