English teacher Eppie Sprung offered the dyslexic boy extra help before beginning a relationship with him Image: Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A shamed teacher struck off for having sex with her pupil has reinvented herself as an "enthusiastic" businesswoman.
Eppie Sprung — who was caught half-naked with the year-old boy — boasts of helping charities and private firms bag funding and boost their profiles through her Here for Growth venture, the Daily Post reports. The year-old has rejected suggestions being placed on the sex offender's register for her relationship with the former pupil would hinder her work with charities linked to young people. But she was then caught half-naked with him in a lay-by by police following a school dance in Eppie was found 'unfit to teach' by a disciplinary panel Image: Internet Unknown A pupil had called police after spotting the teacher leaving the end-of-term function with her young passenger.
The fling cost Sprung her job of four years and ended her two-year marriage to her lecturer husband Ranald — son of former Solicitor General Lord Dawson. She then moved her young lover into the marital home — to the fury of his family, who claimed she bombarded their son with gifts, including football tops and Xbox games.
She avoided jail after admitting the breach of trust in court in and was handed a six-month community payback order which did not require her to carry out any work but involved a compulsory course of psychosexual counselling.
Eppie and the student lived together for a time - but have since split up Image: Jim McEwan Sprung was later found unfit to teach by a disciplinary panel and consented to being removed from the register for a minimum of two years — though she went on to launch a legal action in a bid to lift a ban on working with children. When the case returned to court, Sheriff George Jamieson said reports from social workers showed "exemplary" progress, despite her living with the student at the time.
The former teacher split from her lover in and he now has a new girlfriend. Sprung is now focusing her attention on her new venture as a self-employed business consultant. Sprung is now focusing her attention on a new venture Image: Jim McEwan The website reads: She also makes reference to her former work as an English teacher.
One interested reader quizzed Sprung about her background through her Facebook page, asking about her "history". She replied by referring to her previous role at charity Third Sector in Dumfries and Galloway, adding: Sprung also provides "bookkeeping" services for Youth Alive, a charity working with young people aged 12 and upwards. When approached by the Record, Sprung claimed her work does not go against the restrictions placed on her through the Protecting Vulnerable Groups PVG scheme.
But she refused to comment on whether she plans to fight for a return to teaching in the future.