A married teacher, identified as Lee Fountain, was caught kissing a young student inside the classroom on CCTV camera.
According to Battabox sources, the married teacher was sacked after he was caught by the school’s CCTV kissing a sixth-form student.
Lee was the head of Media Studies and deputy head of the English department at Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School in Ramsgate, Kent.
He was sacked last week after a police investigation and his admission to breaching a teacher-student ‘relationship’ by kissing the teenager.
Lee Fountain’s offense was charged under the 2003 Sexual Offences Act. He was also given a police caution.
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The illegal behavior was revealed when a CCTV footage of the school’s IT lab when senior staff was reviewed as part of disciplinary proceedings.
Read Police statement below…
Kent Police received a report on Thursday 13 October 2022 alleging inappropriate behaviour between a teacher and a student at a school in east Kent.
Officers made enquiries. The man was interviewed under caution. On Thursday 20 October a man was given a caution and the investigation was closed.
Last night Debra Liddicoat, Headteacher of Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School confirmed Media Studies head Fountain had left teh school following the incident.
Following an investigation by Kent Police, a teacher at Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School was cautioned. The investigation has now closed. The member of staff concerned was immediately suspended and has now left the school.
The safety and wellbeing of all of our students is, at all times, our priority and we take matters of this nature extremely seriously.
We will now carry out an HR [human resources] investigation while continuing to engage with the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) in order to address concerns around this incident. The LADO will provide professional oversight for the school as necessary and ensure that all practice and procedures are followed at this time.Police Statement