By Chantalle Edmunds For Mailonline
Published: 11:21 BST, 16 September 2019 | Updated: 11:24 BST, 16 September 2019
A married primary school teacher has been banned from the classroom for a year after he stopped supervising his six-year-old pupils to kiss a teenage teaching assistant.
John Lawrence, 35, had a 'stupid kiss' with the 18-year-old classroom assistant during school hours and during a lesson in the nearby forest.
The Year One teacher admitted taking his attention away from his class of six-year-olds for the kiss in the woods.
John Lawrence, 35, pictured above has been banned from the classroom for a year for kissing a young teaching assistant in the school's woods
Ysgol Trefonnen Church in Wales Community Primary in Llandrindod Wells. Lawrence admitted having a 'stupid kiss' with the 18-year-old classroom assistant during school hours and during a lesson in the nearby forest
Lawrence, who had been a teacher since 2009, quit over 'inappropriate' behaviour with the classroom assistant known as Colleague A at the primary school in Llandrindod Wells, Powys.
He said he had resigned 'out of shame and embarrassment' for kissing his colleague.
Lawrence admitted letting his class out of his sight as he enjoyed a 'fleeting moment' with the woman, referred to as Colleague A and argued it only lasted up to 10 seconds.
The misconduct hearing heard how Lawrence took his attention away from his class of six-year-olds for the kiss in the woods. (Pictured above with his wife Kelly)
The misconduct hearing was told the Year One teacher later resigned after allegedly swapping naked pictures with the young woman.
'Colleague A advised that