Teacher struck off after telling pupils about having sex behind a tree and smoking cannabis

A secondary teacher has been struck off after being found to have told pupils about having sex behind a tree and smoking cannabis.

Peter Walsh was working as a supply teacher at Broughton High School in Edinburgh at the time.

At a hearing before a General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) fitness-to-teach panel, he was found to have had “inappropriate conversations” with pupils about sex, drugs and his personal life.

One witness, a curriculum leader, said Mr Walsh had described having sex behind a tree and other sexual encounters, smoking joints and going to rehab.

The witness also reported having heard Mr Walsh giving a class incorrect advice about essay writing and telling the pupils that they were taught by “crap teachers”.

He was also found to have referred to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book characters as “teenage minge” and referred to some drawings as “testes”.

One witness, a maths teacher, told the hearing that, in

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