The teacher in her twenties was suspended from her job in college after refusing to have sex with the boss

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‘Attractive’ teacher in her twenties was banned from her job in college after refusing to have sex with 51-year-old married boss who called her ‘Little Miss Angelic’, misconduct panel hears

  • Stuart Ford, 51, showered teacher with gifts and money after taking her position
  • The teacher said she was suspended after rejecting his advances
  • Mr. Ford denies unacceptable professional conduct and the hearing continues

A teacher was banned from her job in college after refusing to have sex with her married boss, a misconduct panel has heard.

The teacher shared how Stuart Ford, 51, showered her with gifts and money while trying to seduce her and even called her ‘Little Miss Angelic’ and ‘Babe’ after giving her a job with Coleg Gwent in Pontypool, South Wales.

The woman in her twenties – named only as person A – told me the disciplinary hearing that department head Mr. Ford had suspended her for no reason after she rejected his advances.

During the misconduct hearing, the teacher, who appeared via video link, said Mr. Ford had given her money including a down payment for a vacation and paid to get a new tattoo.

He also took home a bottle of Malibu, brought coffee to her classrooms, and even offered to buy her a new cell phone.

The teacher told of a misconduct when he learned how Stuart Ford (pictured), 51, showered her with gifts and money while trying to seduce her after giving her a job in college

The teacher told of a misconduct when he learned how Stuart Ford (pictured), 51, showered her with gifts and money while trying to seduce her after giving her a job in college

She said, “I started to think it wasn’t a professional relationship and he was only interested in me because I was young and attractive.”

The woman shared how Mr. Ford would repeatedly call her ‘Little Miss Angelic’ and ‘Babe’ in text messages after giving her a job in college despite her lack of teaching qualifications.

The teacher said, “I thought he had developed feelings for me.

‘I felt like I was employed because he wanted a relationship with me and a relationship that was physical in nature.

“When I didn’t want to give him that, he tried to get rid of me.”

The woman told the Educational Workforce Council hearing that Mr Ford subsequently suspended her from her job in college and said a complaint had been filed against her.

But she said that Mr Ford had not given her details of the complaint and that no one had officially notified her of the suspension.

She continued: “He didn’t want me in college anymore and I didn’t know how to deal with it.

“My suspension bother me a lot because I couldn’t understand what I could have done wrong.”

The woman related how she had mental health problems after her suspension and that Mr Ford had fired her while she was later ill.

The woman in her twenties - called only person A - said Mr Ford even called her 'Little Miss Angelic' and 'Babe' after giving her a job at Coleg Gwent in Pontypool, South Wales (pictured)

The woman in her twenties - named only person A - said Mr Ford even called her 'Little Miss Angelic' and 'Babe' after giving her a job at Coleg Gwent in Pontypool, South Wales (pictured)

The woman in her twenties – called only person A – said Mr Ford even called her ‘Little Miss Angelic’ and ‘Babe’ after giving her a job at Coleg Gwent in Pontypool, South Wales (pictured)

Mr. Ford worked at Coleg Gwent for 20 years and was principal of the school for business and construction before an investigation into his behavior began in 2018.

Presenting officer Lisa Jones said college bosses received an anonymous complaint that Mr. Ford was absent during the school day and not doing his job.

She said, “Three members of staff expressed concerns about the way the business department was being run.”

Mrs. Jones said Person A later contacted the college and requested to be interviewed as part of the investigation.

Mr. Ford is also facing a series of allegations about his management of the university’s business school, which, if proven, could strike him from the education register.

He does not attend the online hearing and is not represented, but the panel has heard that he denies unacceptable professional conduct.

The Educational Workforce Council hearing continues.

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