By Luke May For Mailonline
Published: 10:29 BST, 4 August 2020 | Updated: 14:56 BST, 4 August 2020
A primary school teacher has been sacked from her position over an affair with a pupil's father and a string of 'inappropriate' relationships with other parents.
Colleagues raised concerns over Ann Brenen's 'inappropriate' relationships with several parents at Westoe Crown Primary School in South Shields between 2016 and 2017.
An employment tribunal heard how she formed a sexual relationship with the father of one child, referred to as Pupil F, after meeting him at a parents evening.
Ann Brenen was sacked from Westoe Crown Primary School in South Shields in 2018 amid fears she was not properly safeguarding children
She was sacked for gross misconduct in 2018 amid concerns from parents and teachers that she was not properly safeguarding children.
After separating from her husband, Mrs Brenen, who started working at Westoe Crown in 2004, began asking the same pupil into her classroom to do jobs.
As rumours started to fly, a teaching assistant claimed she saw Mrs Brenen's car outside the father's house.
A committee heard Mrs Brenen lied to the school's headteacher when asked about it, claiming they were only friends.
Employment tribunal papers reveal she became friends with another dad