SERIAL FLASHING ASSISTANT HEAD BANNED FROM TEACHING FOR LIFE

    SERIAL FLASHING ASSISTANT HEAD BANNED FROM TEACHING FOR LIFE

    A serial flashing assistant headteacher has been banned from teaching for life.

    Andrew Beasley, 42, was seen standing naked in the front window of his home by three different women, including a grandmother who was with her seven-year-old granddaughter.

    She reported Beasley, who taught at Eston Park School in Middlesbrough for 13 years, to the police and the other two women came forward.

    A jury at Teesside Crown Court found Beasley guilty of three counts of exposure in 2014.

    Despite telling a professional conduct panel for the National College for Teaching and Leadership the exposure had been “accidental,” Beasley of Northallerton was banned from teaching indefinitely.

    Chairman Colin Parker said: “Andrew Beasley had been employed at Eston Park School from 1 September 2000 until 30 September 2013, eventually being promoted to Assistant Headteacher.

    “On 24 April 2014, at the Crown Court at Teesside, Mr Beasley was convicted of three counts of exposure, contrary to section 66 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

    “In respect of each count he was sentenced to a community order for 11 months, to run concurrently.

    “In respect of count one, he was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60. He was, in addition, ordered to pay £800 towards the costs of the prosecution.”

    He added the panel did not consider a previous complaint made against Mr Beasley which was investigated by police “which resulted in a decision to take no further action against him.”

    He said Beasley was not jailed which was indicative the offences were “at the less serious end of the possible spectrum” but nevertheless involved sexual activity.

    He added: “In light of the panel’s findings in respect of Mr Beasley, which involve the commission of three offences of exposure over a period of three years, there is a strong public interest consideration in the protection of members of the public given the fact that the conviction represents intentionally exposing his genitals to members of the public on three occasions.”

    He said Beasley’s conduct “was outside that which could reasonably be tolerated” and as assistant headteacher he “should have demonstrated the highest standards of personal conduct and integrity.”

    He added: “Mr Beasley has said in his evidence that his actions were not deliberate and described what occurred as an ‘accident.’

    “The offences Mr Beasley was convicted of were serious and demonstrate behaviour
    which was a serious departure of the standards expected of teachers.

    “The panel is concerned that Mr Beasley appears to lack real insight into his offending, maintaining as he does that the incidents of exposure were accidental.”

    Mr Alan Meyrick on behalf of the Secretary of State Nicky Morgan, confirmed the ban and said: “Mr Beasley’s behaviours are unacceptable and he appears to have little insight.

    “I therefore support the recommendation that there be no review period.

    “This means that Mr Andrew Beasley is prohibited from teaching indefinitely and
    cannot teach in any school, sixth form college, relevant youth accommodation or
    children’s home in England.

    “Furthermore, in view of the seriousness of the allegations found proved against him, I have decided that Mr Andrew Beasley shall not be entitled to apply for restoration of his eligibility to teach.”

    Eston Park School became an Academy in January 2012 and has since merged with neighbouring Gillbrook Academy in September 2014 to create Hillsview Academy.

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