A shamed deputy headteacher has been banned from schools for at least ten years for having sex with teenage girls.
education chiefs have launched in inquiry after Jonathan Norbury, 35,
was given an £8,000 pay-off with a glowing reference despite his
‘sexually motivated’ actions being known.
Norbury kissed one girl in his classroom store cupboard and took the virginity of another on his parents’ lounge floor.
He also got one girl drunk in a park before making her strip naked and grope him sexually.
disciplinary panel found 17 allegations of unacceptable professional
misconduct proved against Norbury – two years after he was cleared of
criminal charges for having underage sex with the girls in court.
disciplinary hearing was told Norbury was a primary school teacher and a
church deacon while he exchanged flirty texts and met up with the three
teenagers for kissing, touching and sex.
Case presenter Cadi Dewi said: ‘He had a unique level of charisma and boys and girls flocked to him.’
She said the girls – then aged as young as 15 – were ‘chuffed’ and ‘flattered’ when Norbury began contacting them.
began picking up one girl referred to as Girl A in his car when she was
15 in 2005 where he would touch her sexually, the tribunal heard.
She later lost her virginity to Norbury on the floor of his
parent’s lounge just days after she turned 16, and continued to meet up
including in hotels where they would perform sex acts on each other.
A second woman – Girl B – told the hearing she was 15 when
Norbury began to send her text messages including saying ‘you look hot’,
and was ‘chuffed’ at the attention because he was ‘older and good
The panel heard the teen visited Norbury in his
classroom at Pontarddulais Primary School in Swansea, South Wales,
dressed in her school uniform, and he took her into a store cupboard to
kiss and touch each other and she showed him her underwear.
another occasion they arranged to meet at night in an alleyway next to
the Farmer’s Arms pub in Swansea where they kissed and he allegedly
touched her sexually.
They continued to meet up until she was 17 when Norbury began dating his now wife, Katie.
third woman – Girl C – said Norbury took her into woodland at Coed Bach
Park in Pontarddulais when she was 16, and gave her a flask of Malibu
to drink which made her feel ‘dizzy’.
Norbury undressed her
and persuaded her to grope him sexually before making her walk a 20
minute journey alone back to her home in the early hours of the morning.
Norbury denied any sexual contact took place with any of the girls
before they turned 16, admitting some of the allegations took place but
arguing the women had mistakenly or deliberately gotten their dates
The disciplinary panel found 17 of the 20 allegations
against Norbury, relating to between 2005 and 2010, proved after a
two-week hearing, and amounted to unacceptable professional misconduct.
David Harris, for Norbury, told the hearing: ‘Whatever his character was up until 2010, he’s now a changed man.’
Education Workforce Council handed Norbury a prohibition order, which
will see him struck off the teaching register for at least 10 years.