Sex text teacher Alan Gorbutt (44) banned from all schools
A teacher who sent a photograph of his genitals to a female pupil has been permanently banned from the classroom.
Alan Gorbutt, 44, was issued with a prohibition order after he admitted his inappropriate conduct while employed at FTC Arts College, now Invenio Academy in Scunthorpe.
A Teaching Agency disciplinary panel heard Gorbutt admitted having conversations of an "inappropriate nature" with the pupil, via Facebook and text messages.
He began communicating with the pupil around May 2010 while employed as a teacher at the college, formerly Foxhills school.
The panel said: "On one occasion, the communication between Mr Gorbutt and the pupil became of a flirty and inappropriate nature and culminated in Mr Gorbutt sending the pupil a photograph of his genitals. Thereafter, the communications were of a predominantly sexual nature."
The decision means that Gorbutt is prohibited from teaching indefinitely in any school, sixth form college, relevant youth accommodation or children's home in England.
Gorbutt accepted a police caution in March 2011 for an offence of abusing a position of trust, causing or inciting sexual activity with a female aged 13 to 17 between May 1, 2010, and June 9, 2010, contrary to section 17 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
The prohibition order was issued by Department for Education deputy director teacher regulation, Alan Meyrick, on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove.
Mr Meyrick said: "Mr Gorbutt accepts the facts of the allegations and that those facts amount to unacceptable professional conduct.
"The panel found that Mr Gorbutt's behaviour was incompatible with being a teacher.
"His actions were a serious departure from the personal and professional conduct elements of the teacher's standards and the misconduct seriously affected the wellbeing of the pupil."
Mr Meyrick said the seriousness of the matter was highlighted by the fact Gorbutt was given a police caution for the offence.
"In view of this and the fact that they considered his behaviour to involve serious sexual misconduct, the panel have recommended that there be no provision for the teacher to apply for the prohibition order to be set aside after any period of time and I am in agreement with this judgement," he said.
Gorbutt, who was employed at the college from January 2005 until April 2011, has a right of appeal to the High Court.
In a joint statement on behalf of the school and North Lincolnshire Council, a spokesman said: "The council and the school acted quickly to suspend Alan Gorbutt immediately after the allegation was made.
"He was summarily dismissed by the council for gross misconduct and referred to the Independent Safeguarding Authority.
"An enhanced CRB check was carried out when he was recruited and we have thorough safeguarding procedures and guidelines in place for all employees who work with children and young people."
Humberside Police declined to comment.