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Teaching Council find ex school head guilty of viewing gay porn

The General Teaching Council, who regulate teaching standards, has found the ex headteacher of Combe Down Primary School in Bath, guilty of unacceptable professional conduct, after viewing gay porn in his office.


Paul Buckley, who quit the school in 2006, says he has no intention of returning to the teaching profession.

The judgement by the GTC, followed evidence at a professional conduct hearing that he failed to stick to Bath and North East Somerset Council’s accounting rules over a period of six years.

The 61-year-old was head at the school for 16 years, but suddenly resigned in June 2006, shortly after being cautioned by police after an incident in which he assaulted his male partner, Vernon Harman.

Chiefs at Bath and North East Somerset Council, who blew the whistle on the former headteacher who looked at gay porn in his office say they have “very strong” systems in place to detect such abuse.