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When I kissed the teacher ... two 15-year-old boys in extra-curricular romps

Supply teacher Hina Patel, 37, was working at Birkdale High School, Merseyside, when she met and had sex with two of her 15 year-old pupils at her home.

Ms Patel, who came to the school with good references from former employers, pleaded guilty to the magistrate of abusing her position of trust by sexual misconduct and is due to be sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on November 22.

After the hearing, headteacher Gary Loveridge was still smarting from the incident: 'I am appalled she used her position in such a way. We are just relieved we found out at such an early stage – but it just shows how you have to be very vigilant and your processes have to be robust.'

Patel was recruited in September last year as a cover supervisor to fill short-term absences of teachers at the comprehensive, where 930 boys aged 11 to 16 study. In one of life's little ironies, it emerged that as well as setting work for pupils, behaviour management and supervision, she was also employed as the school’s ‘well-being officer’.

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