A TEACHER has been struck off for asking children with special needs which of them was most likely to be raped.

Today (May 23), a General Teaching Council (GTC) committee banned 45-year-old Fiona Forster from working as a teacher for a minimum of two years.

They found her guilty of unacceptable professional misconduct while working as a supply teacher at Wilmington Enterprise College in Common Lane in 2006.

In a class of Year 10 pupils with special needs she held a quiz asking: "Which one of you would be most likely to be raped?"

GTC committee chairman Tony Neal said: "We had no doubt whatsoever the gravity of her conduct required a prohibition order.

"She has expressed no remorse for her actions and demonstrated no insight."

Forster had previously been suspended from teaching for six months after selling cigarettes to students at Meopham School in Wrotham Road.

In November 2006, a GTC committee found her guilty of selling imported cigarettes to pupils under the age of 16 at a school sports day.

She was caught on CCTV as children handed her cash for cigarettes from the boot of her car.

At today's hearing the GTC committee cited Forster's failure to inform Wilmington Enterprise College of her previous six-month ban as another reason for her being struck off for two years.

They also condemned her for talking openly with sixth formers about a particular cherry tree where students were rumoured to lose their virginity.

Mr Neal said Forster's behaviour did not "maintain the proper standards of conduct within the profession".

Forster did not attend the hearing in Birmingham due to stress and is now living abroad.

In a letter to the committee she said she has no intention of teaching in the UK again.