A FORMER deputy headteacher of John Mason School in Abingdon has been found guilty of ‘unacceptable professional conduct’ by the General Teaching Council.

Despina Pavlou used school money to buy champagne, wine, a wooden shed and a business class flight to Australia, when she was a headteacher of Lord Grey School in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, the GTC ruled.

The GTC panel also judged she had spoken and behaved inappropriately to pupils and staff, after hearing evidence that she “bullied and harassed” people at the school.

Ms Pavlou has now been banned from taking up future headteacher or deputy head teacher positions.

She worked at the Abingdon comprehensive before she took up her post in Bletchley in September 2000.