A MUSIC teacher who worked at St Bede’s Prep in Eastbourne has been banned “indefinitely” from the classroom after striking up “disturbing” relationships with two pupils.

Nathan Waring, 37, was said to have “developed an inappropriate relationship” with a child.

His conduct continued towards a second girl when he joined a boarding school in Norfolk.

A misconduct panel said Mr Waring “showed no remorse”.

He worked at St Bede’s Prep between 2004 and 2007.

He sent text messages of a sexual nature and kissed and touched her inappropriately.

In January 2008, he went to Norfolk and was temporarily suspended when an investigation into his conduct at St Bede’s was launched.

But he returned to the job when the allegations were dropped.

The panel found Mr Waring guilty of unacceptable professional misconduct.

He was banned from teaching in any institution “indefinitely”.

Dawn Dandy, on behalf of the Secretary of State, wrote: “Despite the fact that Mr Waring had received warnings about his behaviour on multiple occasions and that he had been subject to an investigation, this pattern of behaviour continued.”

She said his behaviour was “deep-seated and harmful”.

An NSPCC spokesman said the teacher’s actions “represent a shocking abuse of his position of trust”.

“Children should feel safe and protected at school,” he said.