A teacher who met the Prince and Princess of Wales has been banned from teaching after sending "aggressively sexual" texts to one of her pupils. Divorced mum-of-three Lindsey Bauer abused her position by making advances and sending overtly sexual messages to the male grammar school pupil. She had previously shared pictures of her meeting Prince William and Princess Kate when she appeared on BBC Radio 4 show, Woman's Hour, to talk about building trust with students.
Bauer, 46, also an art model, writer and academic, had met the royal couple in 2016, during an official visit to their favourite staycation spot of Tresco, a tiny island in the Isles of Scilly.
Kate had been seen chatting with the teacher who wore an eye-catching floral kimono, bought second-hand from a hospital charity shop, reports The Sun.
Bauer taught history and geography at posh Colyton Grammar School, Devon, and in 2019, she was Head of History.
But three years later she was banned for at least five years by teaching watchdogs
She admitted failing to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with the student, a judgment revealed.
The ruling didn't name the school, but Colyton Grammar School has reportedly confirmed to The Sun Online that the misconduct happened there.
The allegations include "suggesting they arrange face-to-face meetings, making inappropriate advances, and communicating with the student outside school without good reason on matters that did not relate to the curriculum".
She also admitted abusing her position of trust "by encouraging the student in activity which was viewed to be sexual in nature".
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Despite denying her behaviour was sexually motivated, the Teaching Regulation Agency Panel found all the allegations truthful and recommended an "indefinite ban".
Ms Mona Sood, who chaired the hearing behind closed doors, added: "The Panel then went on to make findings that Ms Bauer was guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and conduct that may bring the profession into disrepute.
"Ms Bauer failed to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with a pupil at a secondary school and abused her position of trust, which included engaging in inappropriate communications with the pupil which the Panel concluded was sexually motivated."
A Colyton Grammar School spokesperson said: "Following a timely investigation instigated by us in line with our commitment to the wellbeing and safeguarding of our students, we can confirm that a former employee has received a prohibition order from the TRA."
A source told The Sun that Bauer took "no responsibility" for the "aggresively sexual" messages.
She has since began a new career as an artist's model for portrait sculpture, painting, and photography students in Florence and London.
Oxford educated Bauer is currently a tutor at Bristol University and the author of Implosion, 23 true stories of women who rebuilt shattered lives.
The mum-of-three formerly ran a business called Otti Prams, selling designer prams and pushchairs through outlets such as House of Fraser and Mothercare.2023-03-20T14:39:43Z dg43tfdfdgfd