Teacher banned for sending sexual messages to student now teaches at Bristol Uni

Lindsey Bauer was found to have sent sexually motivated messages to a high school student

Lindsey Bauer began working part-time at the University of Bristol and studying for a PhD. She left her previous teaching role at Colyton Grammar School in Exeter after it was discovered that she had sent sexual messages to a student.

Following a Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) hearing, he has been banned from teaching in any school, sixth form college or youth accommodation for at least five years. This prohibition, however, does not extend to universities.

The allegations took place between 2018 and 2022, and during this time it was discovered that Ms Bauer “failed to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with a student”, said to be in the sixth grade. The actions include: “suggesting they arrange face-to-face meetings” and making “inappropriate advances”.

Following a review of the evidence, his conduct was also found to be “sexually motivated”.

She is now enrolled as a history PhD student at the University of Bristol, which includes direct contact with students.

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The professional conduct panel, made up of two board members and a teacher, found all the allegations proven and recommended an “indefinite ban” effective immediately.

They stated that the sexual motivation of the actions was a significant factor in their decision and believed that “public interest considerations outweighed the interests of Ms. Bauer.” Ms. Bauer can request a review after five years.

Ms. Bauer denies that her actions were sexually motivated, but accepts that “each of the allegations amounted to unacceptable professional conduct.”

A Bristol University spokesperson told Bristol Live: “We can confirm that Lindsey Bauer has discussed the misconduct panel result with us. She is a PhD student here, and as is common practice for graduate students, she also has a part-time teaching assistant role within the university.”

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