Robbie Brittain, left being led away from Norwich Crown Court after being aquitted . Photo : Steve Adams Copyright Archant Norfolk 2015 A former teacher at a top private Norfolk school has been struck off for sexually touching a pupil – despite a jury acquitting him three years ago. Robbie Brittain was a physics teacher at Langley School, near Loddon, from September 2011 until 2014.But in 2015 he was charged with a series of sex offences against a girl who he privately tutored during his time at the school.Mr Brittain consistently denied the allegations and a jury acquitted him in January 2016.But now the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) has banned him from teaching for life.The agency’s professional conduct panel said Mr Brittain had “developed a connection” with the pupil during a school trip in October 2012, and that due to her troubled family background she “welcomed support and friendship from anyone who would provide it to her.”But after the trip, when there was a mix up and the pupil’s mother did not arrive to collect her, Mr Brittain gave the student a lift.During the car journey the pupil said she was distressed and talked about her difficult relationship with her… Read full this story
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