The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has decided not to deregister a teacher convicted of a series of drink driving offences, despite their seriousness.

The Tribunal found that the teacher has successfully undertaken two drug and alcohol courses following his latest conviction, and it was satisfied that a monitoring regime would protect the public while allowing the young teacher to continue in the profession.

The teacher was censured, had his convictions entered on the teachers’ register, is required to inform prospective employers of his convictions for three years, and be subject to monitoring by the Teachers Council.

He was also barred from driving any children for whom he is responsible as a teacher.