A BARNSLEY school teacher who attacked two nightclub bouncers while she was high on cocaine has been banned from teaching.

Suzanne Lee, 36, was working at Darton College when she got into a fight with bouncers at a nightclub in Sheffield in April last year.

She was found in possession of 1.3g of cocaine and tested positive for the drug. She pleaded guilty of two counts of common assault last October.

A National College for Teaching and Leadership panel said Lee’s actions 'were relevant to teaching, working with children and/or working in an education setting since teachers have to provide an example to pupils that upholds the rule of law.'

Panel chair Gail Goodman said: "We considered that Ms Lee’s behaviour in committing the offences could affect the public confidence in the teaching profession given the influence that teachers may have on pupils, parents and others in the community.

"We have found the seriousness of the offending behaviour that led to the conviction is relevant to the teacher’s ongoing suitability to teach.

"In light of our findings against Ms Lee, which involved violence and possession of a Class A drug, there is a strong public interest consideration in respect of the protection of pupils given the serious findings of violence, albeit not committed against pupils.

"We have recommended that prohibition is both proportionate and appropriate."

Lee is prohibited from teaching indefinitely and cannot teach in any school, sixth form college, relevant youth accommodation or children’s home in England.