Teacher reprimanded over pupil 'porn star' nicknames


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An Aberdeenshire teacher who gave pupils “porn star” nicknames during a speech at a leavers’ assembly has been reprimanded.

Graeme Cowie appeared before the General Teaching Council for Scotland after the incident at Mearns Academy in Laurencekirk in April last year.

The hearing was told that he thought it would be “a good laugh”.

Mr Cowie was given a 12 month conditional registration order, with his future behaviour being monitored.

The maths teacher admitted the facts set out in the complaint.

The hearing was told that he started going through pupil names individually at the assembly for S5 and S6 pupils, saying that he had fed their names into a “porn star generator” website.

The pupils were said to be “lapping it up” and that there was an element of showmanship.

The school’s head teacher told the hearing that he had not seen behaviour of the kind involved in more than 30 years in the profession.



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