Teacher struck off for telling class about sex behind tree

25 April 2018, 15:22 | Updated: 25 April 2018, 15:24

Teacher with Blackboard

A teacher has been struck off after being found to have told pupils about having sex behind a tree and smoking cannabis.

Peter Walsh was working as a supply teacher at Broughton High School in Edinburgh at the time of the misconduct.

At a hearing before the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), he was accused of talking with pupils about sex and drugs.

One witness, a curriculum leader, said he had described having sex behind a tree and other sexual encounters, smoking joints and going to rehab.

The misconduct was said to have taken place between February 9 and February 13 2015.

Mr Walsh denied all of the allegations made against him but the GTCS found them to be proven and removed him from the register.