London stripper teacher reprimanded

A stripper Benedict Garrett admitted moonlighting as a stripper

Related Stories

A male teacher who moonlighted as a stripper has been found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct but left free to continue teaching.

A disciplinary committee heard that Benedict Garrett also appeared in porn films and worked as a naked butler, while teaching at a London school.

Mr Garrett, 31, was given a reprimand after the hearing in front of the General Teaching Council (GTC).

The council heard he was working at Beal High School in Ilford at the time.

Mr Garrett was employed as head of personal, social and health education at the school between 1 January 2008 and 16 July 2010.

In June 2010, teachers and students at the school reported finding a trailer for an adult film featuring Mr Garrett.

Johnny Anglais

There was also concern that Mr Garrett communicated with a number of students via text message, email and Facebook.

The school deemed this inappropriate because it fell outside the boundaries of the professional teacher/student relationship.

An investigation was launched by the school into the allegations against Mr Garrett.

Mr Garrett, who uses the pseudonym Johnny Anglais, had admitted working in the adult industry but argued that it did not amount to unacceptable professional conduct since none of his behaviour was illegal.

Derek Johns, chairman of the GTC panel, told Mr Garrett that the committee was content that he would not repeat this behaviour should he resume teaching.

He added: "Therefore, in relation to risk of repetition, the committee considers it is unlikely that you will seek to return to the teaching profession whilst working as a stripper or in pornographic films."

The reprimand will remain registered for two years.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC London

Weather

London

14 °C 8 °C

Features

  • Atletico's Diego Godin celebrates his goal with teammate David VillaWeek in pictures

    Selection of the best news photographs from around the world


  • Susanne du ToitTop 10 Tips

    Portrait painter Susanne du Toit on being an artist


  • StampsPost Independence

    Will stamps get cheaper if Scots go it alone?


  • Rhea10 things

    Rhea birds can be extremely dangerous, plus other factlets


  • Plane at Shannon airportShannon's call

    The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.