Geoffrey Bettley
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Indecent images teacher Geoffrey Bettley cleared to work

6 June 2013 Last updated at 19:12 BST

The Education Secretary Michael Gove has been urged to explain why a teacher sacked for possessing nearly 200 indecent images of children can in theory return to the classroom.

Geoffrey Bettley, 36, was suspended from a school in West Yorkshire three years ago and accepted a police caution.

But an education panel concluded that he is not a risk to children.

The government said it was looking to revise guidance to stop such a decision in the future.

Reeta Chakrabarti reports.