Bishop Bell School has issued this statement: “As a school community we have been saddened by the events which led up to this trial and the impact they have had on all concerned.
"We remain deeply shocked by the actions of Mr Forrest and his betrayal of the trust that was placed in him.
"It is important that the strongest possible message is sent to all who work with children that they hold a position of responsibility and trust for the lives, and well being, of those in their care.
"We take our responsibility extremely seriously and our safeguarding policies and procedures are robust.
"However, we are determined to implement any learning from these events to ensure that all pupils at the school are as safe as they possibly could be.”
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A damp and cold night ahead. Valentine's Day will start cloudy but become brighter in the afternoon. Risk of showers along the Kent coast.
Cold and damp tonight with outbreaks of rain. A cold and dull start to Valentine's Day but becoming drier and brighter by the afternoon.
Rain turning more patchy this afternoon but more persistent along the coast. Feeling cold in the brisk north-easterly wind.