TEACHING under the influence of alcohol and having sexual activity with a pupil are just some of the reasons teachers have been banned in recent years.

At least 15 Sussex teachers have been banned from the profession since 2012 - with two in the last year alone.

The statistics, compiled from individual teacher misconduct panel rulings on the gov.uk website, detail the extent of bad behaviour committed by teachers across our county. Teachers accused of wrongdoing can see their cases referred to the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) if it is serious enough.

The agency panel then weigh up the evidence and decide whether to recommend the secretary of state to prohibit the teacher or not.

A prohibition order is equivalent to a lifetime ban, but in certain cases the teacher may be able to request a review after a specified period of time.

Stephen Pieter Grobbelaar, from West Sussex, was banned from the profession after admitting he hypnotised and committed a sex act on a male pupil in South Africa.

While working at Grey High School, Port Elizabeth, Mr Grobbelaar hypnotised a 16-year-old boy stating it would help him in mathematics.

Under hypnosis, he removed the boy’s tracksuit bottoms and committed a sex act.

John Stanway, who taught at Hazelwick School in Crawley was banned from classrooms indefinitely after turning up to a science lesson “smelling of alcohol”.

The Teaching Regulation Agency found John Stanway taught two classes “under the influence of alcohol” and blasted “loud” pop music out of a laptop.

David Brown worked at the private Worth School, Turners Hill.

He was been banned from the profession indefinitely for having a sexual relationship with a teenage pupil.

A disciplinary hearing also heard singing teacher Mr Brown sent the pupil explicit pictures of himself in the bath and encouraged her to take drugs.

This list of Sussex teachers banned dates from June 2012. The most recent TRA panel finding on this list is from July this year.

John Stanway, Hazelwick School, Crawley, attended school under the influence of alcohol.

Craig Bozic, King’s School, Hove, provided false information about his degree qualifications.

Igor Zharkov, Ardingly College, had inappropriate relationships with students.

David Philip Brown, Worth School, had sexual activity with a pupil.

Sarah Black, Southway Primary School, Bognor Regis, provided false or misleading information about her personal circumstances.

Rosalind Ramsey, Seaford Head School, failed to maintain appropriate boundaries with a pupil.

Keith Ellen, William Parker Sports College, Hastings, had a historic indecent assault offence on female under 14.

Stephen Pieter Grobbelaar, Grey High School, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, hypnotised a pupil and performed a sex act.

Richard McHale, Steyning Grammar School, falsified documents in order to gain employment.

Catherine Rayne, Michael Hall School, Forest Row, had an inappropriate relationship with a pupil.

Kathryn Clare Brearley, Dorothy Stringer School, Brighton, was under the influence of alcohol at school related events.

James Gordon, Highfield School, Liphook and Westbourne House School Chichester, failed to maintain boundaries with pupils and displayed preferential treatment.

Jason Terry Sanderson, Holy Trinity Church of England School, Crawley, sent inappropriate Facebook messages of a sexual nature with a 16-year-old former pupil.

Darrell Holt, University of Brighton, failed to declare all of his criminal offences.

The analysis only includes rulings where the name of the teacher’s school was published.

In some cases it is not - meaning the number of teachers from Sussex who have been banned from the classroom could be even higher. Nationally some 67 teachers have been barred from the profession in the last year.