Joshua Brandon Lewis who newly-qualified as a teacher has been banned from teaching profession after he shot staples at students, put other students in headlocks, dragged a pupil across the floor and made a nasty comment about a vagina.
Joshua Brandon Lewis action was described as an “unacceptable professional conduct” after a panel heard how he stuck paper to a student’s head with glue and pulled chairs from underneath students.
According to a panel from the Teaching Regulation Agency, the unqualified teacher also aimed “abusive” and “derogatory” words towards pupils, including the term “retard”.
Mr Lewis joined Carlton le Willows Academy in Nottingham as a newly-qualified maths teacher three years ago, the same year he made a nasty comment about a vagina to a female student.
After a student described a drawing as looking like her friend’s vagina, Mr Lewis said, “If your vagina looks like that you have got a problem.”
He later noted that it was a “stupid comment”.
“The panel took the view that Mr Lewis had not intended to be malicious in making this comment and that he had actually intended for it to be a joke,” Alan Meyrick, the decision-maker, said of the comment.
“Nevertheless, the panel considered the comment to be wholly inappropriate.”
Mr Lewis, 26, was also found guilty of dragged a pupil along the floor, placing one or more in headlocks and spreading glue on a piece of paper, then sticking it on a student’s face.
A lot of pupils revealed that Mr Lewis’ behaviour had left them feeling “highly uncomfortable”.
That said, the Teaching Regulation Agency has slammed an indefinite ban on Mr Lewis from the profession after finding him guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and behaviour that could bring the profession into a mockery.
Mr Lewis “had not shown any remorse or insight to the panel for his actions” and did not attend the hearing, Mr Meyrick said.
Craig Weaver, Carlton le Willows Academy headteacher said: “We welcome the outcome of the hearing and are pleased that it has reached its conclusion this week.
“This hearing comes after Carlton le Willows launched an initial investigation, in accordance with academy procedure, after concerns were raised with us. We then referred the matter ourselves to the Teacher Regulation Agency.”