A former PE teacher accused of having sex with a student at prom has returned to social media to post videos doing yoga and assuring viewers they can have a ‘clean slate’.
Melissa Tweedie was removed from the teachers’ register by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) in February following an investigation into her behavior with a teenage pupil.
The 28-year-old allegedly slept with the 18-year-old after the school leavers party at SWG3 in Glasgow in June 2017.
She strongly denied having sex with the student, but was found to have acted inappropriately.
The former teacher at Gleniffer High School in Paisley, Renfrewshire, moved to Dubai following the allegations and later locked her social media accounts during the hearing.
However, months after being disbarred, Tweedie returned to social media to post meditation lessons and online on YouTube after changing careers to become a yoga teacher in Dubai.
Former PE teacher Melissa Tweedie, accused of having sex with a student, has returned to social media to post videos doing yoga and assuring viewers they can have a ‘clean slate’
In a series of videos, released in May, shamefaced Miss Tweedie (pictured above) can be heard addressing her viewers as she moves through various yoga and meditation positions
In a series of videos, released in May, the shameful Miss Tweedie can be heard addressing her viewers as she moves through various yoga and meditation positions.
She says, “Hello, welcome to day two and another hello and a new day ahead of you.
“If today or yesterday wasn’t your day, just think that today you have that clean slate in front of you.
“You choose what colors you sprinkle throughout your day today, you choose what you take out of your day today.
‘Yesterday is behind you, there is another beautiful day ahead of you.’
Miss Tweedie studied for over 200 hours in Dubai to become a qualified Vinyasa Flow and Hatha Flow Yoga instructor.
At some point Miss Tweedie’s Alexa starts talking and the former teacher has to intervene.
Miss Tweedie studied for over 200 hours in Dubai to become a qualified instructor
She says, ‘Alexa, pause. I’m intrigued by what she just said, all I heard was the hormones.
“Bring your hands to your heart and close your eyes. I just want you to feel. Feel and connect your heartbeat.
‘The rhythm of your heart.
“Where else can we feel this pulse throughout the body?”
‘As you feel, have gratitude for that healthy healthy heartbeat. A healthy body I hope.
‘Feeling grateful for that high hat your breath can give you. Say it out loud with me, I am joy.
“Have a fabulous day with lots of love, see you soon.”
At the end of each video, the former PE teacher tells viewers she loves them before blowing a kiss towards the camera.
Miss Tweedie strongly denied having sex with the pupil, but was found to have acted improperly and was disbarred by the General Teaching Council for Scotland.
Melissa Tweedie, 27, has built a new life among expats in Dubai since losing her job
Tweedie was spotted inappropriately dancing with students and drinking with them at the bar at the school’s prom in 2017.
She was later spotted on a bed with an 18-year-old student who claimed the couple had sex after drinking wine, gin, shots and beer.
The hearing was told that her manager, David Nicholls, was called at 1.45am by an ‘alarmed’ teenager who claimed to have spotted her and Pupil A at the hotel.
Mr Nicholls, who has since retired, went to the Premier Inn but was only allowed to enter the lobby where he called Miss Tweedie.
He said he finally managed to reach her on her cell phone, but she told him she was home.
She later admitted to investigators that she woke up in bed with the student, but denied having sex with him and suggested her drink may have been spiked.
Miss Tweedie also claimed she only went to the hotel because she feared pupils were taking drugs after seeing a bag of cocaine.
However, she later admitted to investigators that she woke up in bed with the student and claimed she may have been doped.
A General Teaching Council of Scotland panel ruled that the pupil’s claim that he had sex with her was not proven by the evidence presented.
But the panel acknowledged that she kissed the boy, known only as Student A, and was alone on a bed with him.
She was subject to a dismissal order after the court found her conduct fell significantly below the standard expected of a registered teacher.
Police Scotland were alerted to the incident at the time and found that no crime had taken place.