A teacher from a Greenwich school was given a probation order and a five-year teaching ban at a hearing this month following a series of sexually suggestive texts sent to a pupil. 

Nkosana Brown, who was suspended from Thomas Tallis School in November 2010, has admitted unacceptable professional conduct and abusing a position of trust with a girl over a six-month period in 2010.

'Kisses all over your body X - that's for your tummy X - that's for your left inner thigh X - that's for your right inner thigh' and 'Everybody else thinks I am blind cos it's only you I see' were texts sent to the pupil via popular mobile messaging app Whatsapp. 

The girl, who can only be named as Pupil A, was found to have entered Brown's home on at least one occasion. 

The National College for Teaching and Leadership found the educator guilty of various other offences including meeting the pupil at The Glades shopping centre and Bellingham Park on more than five occasions, paying for her to take a taxi home and failure to disclose to new employer Beechcroft School that he was subject to misconduct proceedings last year. 

The teacher also forged character references and lied to Beechcroft School about being a defendant in regulatory proceedings when requesting paid absence. 

Thomas Tallis headteacher Caroline Roberts said the safety of the pupils at the school is a priority at all times. 

She added: "This incident, which took place in 2010, was a serious abuse of trust by a teacher who had responsibility for the care and education of young people.

"Although Mr Brown subsequently resigned his post, the school considered this to be sufficiently serious to warrant referral to the appropriate national body."