Hundreds of New Zealand teachers have been investigated for inappropriate conduct in the past five years.
Sexual misconduct, pornography, violence, alcohol, drugs, dishonesty, fraud and theft are some of the serious breaches of conduct by teachers.
And the number of teachers being reported is on the rise, figures obtained by Fairfax Media show.
In 2014, 427 conduct reports were referred by the New Zealand Teachers Council to the Complaints Assessment Committee (CAC), compared to 252 referrals in 2010.
Of the 427 referrals last year, 69 were as a result of complaints from members of the public.
Conduct issues reported by current or former employees accounted for 214 referrals while 144 referrals were because a teacher recorded a criminal conviction.
In the past five years, 1781 teachers have come under the scrutiny of the CAC with 118 struck off the teachers register.
For many others, there was no further action or an agreement was reached between the teacher and the person who made the complaint.
Subsequently 45 teachers were referred to the Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal and 27 of those were deregistered.
Other sanctions handed down by the tribunal included censure, suspension and conditions on the teacher’s practising certificate.
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