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'Sex tape' teachers face classroom ban

Two teachers who had sex in school could face a classroom ban after a watchdog ruled they acted unprofessionally.

Two teachers who had sex in school could face a classroom ban after a watchdog ruled they acted unprofessionally.

Head teacher Graham Daniels and his deputy Bethan Thomas resigned from Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe in Swansea last year after a video clip of "sex noises" appearing to come from Mr Daniels' office was posted on YouTube by a pupil.

At an Education Workforce Council hearing, both Mr Daniels and Miss Thomas - formerly Mrs Bale - admitted to taking part in sexual acts on school premises over an 11-month period between May 2013 and April 2014.

The EWC panel have now retired to consider what sanction to impose on Mr Daniels and Miss Thomas.

Options available to them include a formal reprimand, suspension or even striking their names from the teaching register altogether.

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Education Minister congratulates GCSE students

Education Minister Huw Lewis has this morning congratulated students on their strong performance in their GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate results.

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The Minister specifically praised Wales’ strong performance at English, Maths and Welsh. This year’s GCSE results for students in Wales show an overall pass rate of 98.7%.

Results also show over 13,000 learners being awarded a Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma - a 4% increase compared to numbers in 2014.

This year’s GCSE results show another strong performance with over two thirds of our learners achieving at least A* -C. This is the result of hard work and sustained effort by both our learners and their teachers and I wholeheartedly congratulate everyone involved on this success.

I am particularly pleased we have seen such a strong performance at key subjects including English, Maths, Welsh and Science.

Our Welsh Baccalaureate performance is also cause for celebration and means that 13,000 plus learners now have an additional string to their bows and are equipped with skills and experiences that give them a definite edge in an increasingly competitive world.

I have no doubt that our focus on raising standards is delivering for learners in Wales and look forward to an even higher A*- C pass rate once the full year’s results are published later this year.

– Huw Lewis AM, Education Minister

Getting your GCSE results? Let us know how you get on

Thousands of students across Wales will be collecting their GCSE results today. Last year they delivered the highest ever pass rate for A to C grades.

Students across Wales will be picking up their results today. Credit: PA

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