Teacher who installed recording equipment in a Northampton secondary school toilet is banned from the classroom for life

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A former teacher at a Northampton secondary school has been banned from the classroom for life after he admitted installing recording equipment in a school toilet.

Andrew Eades, aged 26, was employed at Kingsthorpe College, in Boughton Green Road, Northampton in January 2013 when a mobile phone set to record was found in a toilet used by staff.

The phone was examined and it was found that Eades had placed it at the rear of the staff toilet.

Eades was subsequently arrested and interviewed by the police on February 1 and was suspended from teaching at the school.

He was dismissed from his job at the school on March 29, 2013 and was later convicted of three charges of voyeurism at Northampton Crown Court in December 2013. Two of the charges related to a mobile phone placed in a school toilet, while the other charge is related to toilets in a shop.

Following a meeting of the professional conduct panel earlier this month, Eades has been banned from teaching indefinitely and cannot teach in any school, sixth form college, relevant youth accommodation or children’s home in England.

Eades, of Wellingborough, is not entitled to apply for restoration of his eligibility to teach.

The report stated: “The panel considered this to be such a significant breach of trust it was incompatible with Mr Eades teaching in a school.”

Eades was given a three-year community order, including the requirement to complete the Sex Offenders’ Programme, after he pleaded guilty to three charges of voyeurism.

Eades is also prevented from possessing any device capable of storing digital images or videos unless he makes it available on request for inspection by delegated representatives of the Chief Constable of the area in which he lives.