Kent head teacher in biased ‘schoolgirl’ story shocker
News is that “top teacher” Sean Heslop, 47, is, reportedly, expecting a child – with a former pupil. We don’t get to know her age in the Sun’s “exclusive” report on the “Pregnant Teen Pupil”, but the paper does label her a “girl”.
That’s a pretty loaded word. Girl. Not ‘young woman’ or ‘woman’. Girl.
The age of consent is 16. There is nothing to suggest she was below the age when she and Mr Heslop allegedly formed a relationship.
The report adds that Mr Heslop has been suspended by two schools where he is “executive principal”, Kent’s Folkstone Academy and Marlowe Academy.
We also learn that Kent police have arrested a 47-year-old man “on suspicion of abuse of a position of trust”.
But the Sun’s “exclusive” isn’t one. The story was first published by the Folkestone Herald on April 4.
Also the Sun’s rather odd additional piece of information that Mr Heslop used to work at the Tiffin School in Kingston, London – and how that school “splurged all its £800,000 reserves in four years” – can be found in an earlier Kent Online report.
This Sun “exclusive” was written by Andy Crick, Jack Royston and Dan Sales. No sources are cited.