A PEMBROKE Dock primary school teacher has been banned from teaching “indefinitely” following allegations of unacceptable professional conduct.

A professional conduct committee of the General Teaching Council for Wales, sitting in Cardiff last Monday (March10) and Tuesday (March 11), found allegations of unacceptable professional conduct proved against Margaret Wood-Robinson.

Wood-Robinson, aged in her late 50s, worked at St Mary’s Roman Catholic VA Primary School for 35 years.

Having heard evidence from seven witnesses, the committee found that Wood-Robinson grabbed, pulled and hit pupils, caused them to go home with red marks and bruises, struck one pupil on the head and pinched another.

Committee chairman Jacquie Turnbull said: "Ms Wood-Robinson’s actions are fundamentally incompatible with being a registered teacher.”

The committee imposed a prohibition order, indefinitely removing Wood-Robinson from the Register of Qualified Teachers in Wales.

It specified that the order should be without limit, meaning she will remain prohibited indefinitely.

A Pembrokeshire County Council spokesman said: “Pembrokeshire County Council welcomes the decision by the General Teaching Council for Wales.

“The authority takes the safeguarding and well-being of its school pupils extremely seriously.

“We are pleased to have assisted in this investigation and play a part in bringing it to a successful conclusion.”