An ex-headteacher who filmed himself performing a sex act while talking online to a police officer posing as a 12-year-old girl will face misconduct proceedings.

Paul Corrie, former head at Abingdon’s John Mason School, was jailed for a year in September 2022 after he admitted filming himself performing a sex act while on a call to a 12-year-old ‘girl’.

He met the 'girl' on website Chat Avenue not realising it was an undercover police officer.

He told the 'girl' he was 36-years-old and over the next week, he sent a number of images of himself in boxer shorts, of his naked genitalia and video-called the 'girl' while performing a sex act on himself.

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When he was arrested little more than a week later, he confessed to receiving web links to indecent images of children online.

Judge Maria Lamb imposed a 10-year sexual harm prevention order on Corrie and sentenced him to a year in prison.

Corrie was deputy head at Larkmead School before being promoted to headteacher of John Mason in 2005.

He left the headteacher's role in 2007 and started working as a Maths teacher at Fitzharrys in Abingdon, telling the Oxford Mail he was disillusioned with the job.

He was dismissed from his job as a Maths teacher at UTC Oxfordshire in Harwell, near Didcot, in September 2021.

A spokeswoman said: "Once we became aware of this matter, our safeguarding procedures were followed and we are satisfied that none of the children at the school were at any risk."

The Teacher Regulation Agency has ordered a professional conduct panel meeting will take place in private on Thursday (April 25).

The decision will be available for the public to watch virtually.