Assistant primary school headteacher, 38, who was struck off for viewing animal porn online says he should be allowed back into the classroom as it didn’t affect his ‘professional conduct’
19 January 2017
* David Kingston, 38, was struck off as a teacher for watching animal porn
* He viewed bestiality images at the home of his then partner in 2013
* Mr Kingston previously assistant head at a Catholic primary school in Feltham
* He has taken his case to High Court claiming being struck off was 'unfair'
* Said incident had 'nothing to do with his job' and punishment was 'excessive'
An assistant headteacher says he was unfairly struck off after being caught viewing animal porn and should be allowed to return to the classroom.
'Highly regarded' primary school teacher David Kingston, 38, claims he was not guilty of 'unacceptable professional conduct' when he 'viewed bestiality images' online at the home of his then partner in 2013.
His 'ill advised' decision to view the illegal footage, which his partner had searched for on a single occasion, 'had nothing to do with his job,' he insists, and his view has been backed by the teaching profession's professional conduct panel.
Mr Kingston, who had been assistant head at St Lawrence Roman Catholic PrPost too long. Click here to view the full text.