Doncaster teacher’s life ban for sex with pupil, 17

Luke Atkinson

Luke Atkinson

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A PE teacher at a Doncaster school has been given a lifetime classroom ban after taking a teenage student to a hotel room following a night out clubbing.

Luke Atkinson, who was a teacher at Balby Carr Community Sports College, was recommended for a five-year ban by a disciplinary body – but the then Education Secretary Michael Gove over-ruled it and prohibited him from teaching indefinitely.

The 25-year-old started work in the PE department at Balby Carr in 2010 but by summer 2012 his career was effectively in ruins because of his one-night stand with the 17-year-old girl, who cannot be identified.


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