Hockey teacher was sacked after having ‘passionate’ lesbian affairs with TWO pupils

By David Gerges
Last updated at 4:40 PM on 17th October 2011

A PE teacher was sacked for having lesbian sex with her pupils at the school she taught at for 33 years.

Hockey coach Judith Evans, 58, is alleged to have slept with two teenage sixth-formers whilst working at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic High School in Newport, South Wales.

Evans was dismissed in 2009 after details of her affair came to light, which dated back to 1982, six years after she begun working at the 1-400-pupil school.

St Joseph’s RC High School where Judith Evans taught for 33 years before being dismissed for sleeping with pupils

A disciplinary hearing yesterday was told how Evans admitted one of the affairs to education chiefs – and blamed it her ‘passion’ for the schoolgirl.

Presenting officer Lousha Bryl said: ‘Judith Evans admitted having a sexual relationship with one female pupil while she was still at the school.

‘Mrs Evans said the pupil pestered her and then something happened – she explained it was a moment of stupidity.’

The hearing were read a statement from Mrs Evans, in which she said: ‘The annoying thing is passion is just not something you can control sometimes.’

Mrs Evans admitted to having a relationship with a second teenage girl but argued that she had left the school by the time it started.

When police investigated, they found that both girls consented to the relationships and were over 16 at the time.

Miss Bryl revealed: ‘That relationship continued for two years and for another year when the pupil moved to London when she would visit her on occasion.

‘But it fizzled out when they started other relationships.’

The hearing of the General Teaching Council for Wales was told Mrs Evans was later invited to the pupil’s wedding as a guest.

Miss Bryl continued: “If it had been more recent it would have been unlawful under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 as it is an offence to abuse a position of trust.’

Mrs Evans, who did not attend the hearing, could now be struck off the the Register of Teachers, if the disciplinary panel find her guilty of unacceptable professional conduct.

The former teacher, who now lives in Spain, denies abusing her position of trust at the school.

The hearing continues.

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