Teaching assistant, 20, is banned from the classroom after kissing ‘randy’ boy pupil, 15, and swapping explicit pictures with him
- Shelley Williams, 20, sent the boy, 15, inappropriate messages and photos
- Williams, of Gwent, South Wales, kissed the pupil when giving him a lift home
- Her father said police described the case as ‘a randy… boy chancing his arm’
- Williams has been suspended for six months from the education register
A female teaching assistant has been struck off the education register for six months after kissing and swapping ‘sexual’ pictures with a 15-year-old boy pupil.
Shelley Williams, 20, admitted she sent the pupil, known only as Child A, messages of an ‘inappropriate nature and/or sexual nature’ when working as a supply teacher in Gwent, South Wales.
The disciplinary hearing heard how Williams swapped raunchy photos with the boy, including one of her in just a bra, and then kissed him when giving him a lift home from school.
The Education Workforce Council, based in Eastgate House (pictured) banned Shelley Williams from the classroom for six months
Williams said she accepted her conduct amounted to unacceptable professional conduct but claimed ‘she did not know what to do’ because she ‘had not been kissed before’.
Williams said: ‘The whole experience has been very difficult for me. I know I should have said no when Child A went to kiss me.
‘I did not know what to do as I had not been kissed before and it happened so quickly.’
The pupil had also sent Williams a picture of his genitals.
In a written statement, he said he was not forced by Williams into the inappropriate liaison and that he did not wish to take action against her, according to Wales News.
The boy said: ‘I didn’t speak to anyone about what happened.
‘I later received a messaged from Shelley Williams in which she said sorry and then she blocked me from social media.’
Police investigated but ruled out pursuing any criminal proceedings against Williams.
Williams’ father said police brushed off the encounters, describing the teaching assistant as ‘naive and vulnerable’ and the juvenile as ‘a randy teenage boy chancing his arm’.
The Education Workforce Council concluded that Williams’ ‘behaviour fell short of the standard expected of a registered person’ and has suspended her from the register for six months.