A female teacher from Wales has been banned from the classroom
after confessing to an affair with a female pupil more than twenty
The General Teaching Council for Wales struck off Judith Ann
Evans - a former teacher at St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School
- after she admitted to the relationship with the pupil, referred
to only as Pupil B.
The relationship took place in 1988 and, according to the
hearing, involved three sexual encounters while both were at the
The panel found Evans guilty of unacceptable professional
conduct - a charge she had denied.
Presenting officer Lousha Bryl said: "Evans admitted having a
sexual relationship with one female pupil while she was still at
"She said the pupil pestered her and then something happened -
she explained it was a moment of stupidity."
Additionally, the affair as alleged to have followed a previous
affair with another pupil at the same school, Pupil A, in 1982 -
although this was not proven to have taken place during the
student's time there .
Instead, Evans admitted to a three-year relationship with Pupil
A but said it was after she had left the school.
In a statement, Evans said the pupil pestered her and the
relationship happened after the student finished her A-levels but
was still a pupil.
No police charges were brought.