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Married drama teacher, 54, who had a sexual relationship with former pupil banned for life

Robin Kyne had sex with a student he met while teaching at Regent College Leicester

Married drama teacher, 54, who had sex with former student after leaving college is banned from the profession for life

  • Robin Kyne, 54, had sex with a student at his former school
  • A Disciplinary Committee of the Education Regulatory Agency (TRA) banned him for life
  • He sent messages that “very quickly became graphic and sexual in nature”

A married drama teacher has been banned for life after having sex with a student.

A Teaching Regulatory Agency (TRA) Disciplinary Committee heard that Robin Kyne was a teacher and later Deputy Headmaster at Regent College, Leicester from 2004 to 2010.

In January 2019, Pupil A told a witness from Leicester City Council who employed Kyne that she had a sexual relationship with him after leaving university.

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The panel concluded that Kyne, now 54, failed to maintain appropriate professional boundaries and physical contact with her between 2005 and 2007.

The panel studied 467 pages of Facebook messages exchanged between them in which he said “you know that I always had a little crush on you”, and that a gift she planned to give him “could be you. in a thong or something’.

The audience was told that the posts “very quickly became graphic and sexual in nature.”

Robin Kyne had sex with a student he met while teaching at Regent College Leicester

Robin Kyne had sex with a student he met while teaching at Regent College Leicester

He asked her to send him a picture of her to cheer him up because he was bored, threw a quick quiz in which the questions were sexual, and asked her what she thought he was up to. would happen if they had sex, before asking ‘when are we going to do it?’

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In August 2007, he told her he missed her adding “I can’t wait to see you again, I can’t wait to be inside you xx” and told her “You’re a sexy woman, I don’t care. don’t give a damn if you don’t get him to compliment him.”

At the end of the month, he messaged her saying he had a “fascination with your breasts is a relatively new thing since the ability to kiss them came along”.

Over the months, he called her “boo” and messaged her saying, “I would still love to be in bed with you.”

He also kissed her and touched her buttocks.

Kyne did not deny forming a relationship with the girl, but said it began seven months after she stopped being his student and left college.

The panel was informed in October 2007 that they had had sex and later met at his work conferences or at his house when his wife was away.

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They also discovered that Kyne had asked or pressured the vulnerable girl to buy and transport drugs for him between September and December 2007.

They ruled that Kyne’s conduct was sexual in nature and was sexually motivated.

He was banned from teaching for life.

Panel chairman Paul Millett said: ‘The findings against Mr Kyne were serious and involved a failure to maintain appropriate professional boundaries, inappropriate physical contact with Student A, inappropriate relationship with Student A, sexually motivated conduct and conduct of a sexual nature.’

Decision maker Sarah Buxvey said: “Ultimately, the panel considered Mr Kyne’s actions to be an exploitation of trust; Student A was his student and she was vulnerable.

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