“He was required to respect the professional boundaries with his students.“Mr Oakley admits his conduct was sexual and it is not in dispute the relationship was a sexual one and included sexual intercourse.Mr Oakley tried to claim he should be spared punishment because she was over 18.
Mr Oakley, who worked at the Cardiff and Vale College, started having sex with his student after she found him on an online dating website.
On Wednesday, the second day of a disciplinary hearing in Cardiff was told she asked him for a drink through the site – and he failed to tell college chiefs about their after-class affair.
A college lecturer broke professional standards by having a secret sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student, a hearing has ruled.
IT teacher Russell Oakley, 38, could now face being struck off over the year-long affair with the teenager at his college .
“She made contact with him via a dating website and shortly after that she invited him out for a drink.