A teacher has been struck off for allegedly sleeping with a teenage pupil on his prom night.

Isabelle Graham, a former teacher at Whitburn Academy in West Lothian, denied having sex with a 17-year-old pupil in an Edinburgh Travelodge after the event at a hotel in June 2014.

The 28-year-old claimed she had had her drink spiked and that she was a devout Christian who had saved herself for her wedding night.

However, the ex-French teacher's career has been left in tatters after the General Teaching Council for Scotland upheld the charges against her.

A hearing was shown a photograph of the room with Mrs Graham apparently in bed and the pupil near the door.

She is alleged to have spent three hours alone with the teenager, drinking with him, sharing a bed with him and “repeatedly engaged in sexual activity”.

In a statement read to the hearing, Mrs Graham claimed she had been the “victim” on the night and had no recollection of the events.

She added that if the photo was of her, it was “posed” without her consent.

She added: “The person in the bed in the photo is clearly not in control of the situation.” 

Today the General Teaching Council panel also declared the former teacher is unfit to teach and has barred her from the profession.