A secondary school teacher has been suspended for posting a selfie on social media that she was told were ‘provocative’, it has been claimed.
Lydia Ferguson has defended the picture after pupils at Ousedale School in Newport Pagnell, near Milton Keynes, said they overheard her accused of being ‘sultry’ by school staff. The picture on Facebook showed the mother-of-three sat on the edge of a bed in a white dress.
Pupils have now rushed to defence of the teacher after recording an eight-minute row and launched a petition called ‘Get Miss Ferguson Back’. Miss Ferguson was saying she didn’t think there was anything wrong with the photo. All it was showing was a bit of leg,’ said one pupil.
The petition had more than 250 signatures within just 24 hours of the pupils creating it – with some of the signatures coming from parents.
The teacher has also defended the comments.She wrote: ‘Thank you for that, I don’t think it’s seductive or inappropriate either.