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03 December 2019 00:39

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Teacher at £30,000-a-year school banned from profession for kissing pupil, 15

A pervert ex-teacher who kissed an underage girl at 200-year-old private school has been banned from the profession. Andrew Colville had an illicit embrace with the child at the Royal Masonic School for Girls in Rickmansworth, Herts - and where the annual fee per pupil is £30,000. Colville, 49, was spared jail in 2017 after admitting child sexual activity but has now been struck off the teaching register. It is the second sex scandal to rock the day and boarding school in recent years, whose grounds are regularly used in films and TV. In 2014, games teacher Emily Fox had an lesbian affair with a 15-year-old pupil and was jailed for 15 months.

The Teaching Regulation Agency said the shamed ex-teacher had used his professional position to abuse trust but had accepted responsibility for his actions. Signing off on the ban, civil servant Alan Meyrick said: "Any act of sexual activity with a child has the potential for harm and also the potential to harm and damage the reputation of the teaching profession significantly. Colville, who has 28 days to appeal, cannot reapply to teach for four years. The Royal Masonic School was founded in 1788 to educate the daughters of Freemasons who were unable to support their families. Eurovision singer SuRie made an eagerly-anticipated return to her two old schools in Bishop's Stortford.

The 30-year-old Storm singer, who represented the UK in the 2018 contest in Lisbon, visited St Joseph's Catholic Primary School and Herts and Essex High School last Tuesday. SuRie had one of the shortest journeys to school when she attended Herts and Essex – where she was known as Susanna Cork – as her family home was in Warwick Road. Daisy Wilcox, Ellie Aylett, Freya Sweeney and Ciara Sweeney performed their own original songs for SuRie, who in turn offered the girls advice. The workshop ended with the girls joining SuRie for a rendition of Storm. Lucy Gray, the school's communications officer, said: "It was a real treat to have SuRie back with us in the music block where she spent so much of her time when she was at Herts & Essex.

Pictured l-r Ciara Sweeney, Freya Sweeney, SuRie, Ellie Aylett, Daisy Wilcox (11910491) SuRie also inspired a new generation of musicians when she visited St Joseph's. She was invited to the Great Hadham Road primary by music subject leader Katharine Roper, who taught SuRie when she was a pupil. "Her musical talents were obvious even at the age of nine, when I first met her," said Katharine. Katharine, who has worked at St Joseph's for 21 years, met up with SuRie when the star performed at Rhodes Arts Complex in Stortford last year as part of her Eurovision Unplugged tour. "I invited her to revisit her roots to inspire a new generation of pupils to follow their dreams, but also to realise that they need to work really hard at whatever they choose to do in life and it will be worth it," she said.

SuRie with her former music teacher Katharine Roper and some of the current pupils at the school. "SuRie gave a performance to the children, accompanying herself on the piano. SuRie later told Katharine: "I was so moved when the students, so politely and musically, joined in. Katharine also interviewed SuRie in front of the children, who then put their own questions to the musician. "SuRie spoke very openly to the children about her journey from school to Eurovision last year and the ups and downs of her career so far.

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She inspired them to be resilient, which is something we teach at St Joseph's too," Katharine said. St Josephs Primary School, Bishops Stortford. SuRie visits her old school. SuRie with her former music teacher Katharine Roper. "I know this visit has really inspired the children to 'chase their rainbows', and as a school we are so very proud of SuRie and all of our former pupils." Lucy Watts and Flo O'Byrne from St Albans will both attend the European Scout Jamboree in Poland. Two scouts from St Albans district have been chosen to represent the UK at the European Scout Jamboree in Poland. Lucy Watts and Flo O'Byrne, both 13, will join other young people from Hertfordshire at the jamboree in Gdansk, Poland from Monday, July 27 to Thursday, August 6. There has not been a European Scout Jamboree since the UK last hosted 'Eurojam' in 2005, and President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda will be honorary patron of the event. The event aims to teach the scouts to be active citizens of both Europe and the world. Lucy, who goes to Marlborough School, and Flo, who attends Loreto College, will also be fundraising for the jamboree among their groups. This is an excellent opportunity to join a vibrant and highly successful department as a full time Informal Jewish Educator. Joining our team will give you the opportunity to contribute to the Jewish life of the school through the College's extra-curricular life and educational journeys, as well as a wide range of activities around the College. Get The Jewish News Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign Up An Application Form, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and the names and contact details of two referees should be sent to Mr Griffin, Head Master of Immanuel College School at: [email protected] Immanuel College is a thriving and successful HMC co-educational Jewish day school for children aged 4 to 18. A teacher training information session will take place at the University of Hertfordshire in March. Train to Teach is a government teaching recruitment event that will be coming to the University of Hertfordshire on March 5. The event includes a presentation on different teacher training options and a chance to talk to experts about which might be best for you. Representatives from schools and universities will also be there to talk about life in the classroom and give advice on entry requirements. Registration is needed for the event, and the organisers advise that you check your eligibility for teaching before coming along.