The mother-of-three was eventually suspended over her glamorous snaps. Photo / Facebook
A teacher who was suspended over her sultry selfies has quit her job despite pupils defending her social media posts.
Students at the Ousedale School in Newport Pagnell, near Milton Keynes said they overheard Lydia Ferguson
being told off for her provocative bedroom photo posted online in March.
The mother-of-three, who works as a “learning mentor” helping children with behavioural problems, was eventually suspended over her glamorous snaps.
After protests from her students, she was reinstated but now insists she “couldn’t go back.”She told The Sun: “After it all blew up I knew I couldn’t go back to the school.
“I’m no longer employed there. I just don’t want the stress of it anymore, my family have been through enough of it.”
After a row with bosses over the photos, Ferguson’s students launched a petition in support of their ‘brilliant’ teacher and said they thought she looked ‘lovely’ in the selfies.
One photo, posted on Facebook, shows the teacher sitting on her bed in a white dress with her legs bare.
Under the post one friend wrote “love this pic, so natural” which prompted Ferguson to ask if the picture could ever be deemed ‘inappropriate”.
When her friend said “of course not”, Ferguson said: “Thank you for that, I don’t think it’s seductive or inappropriate either.
“I’ve always stuck to a rule on FB and Insta that if my Grandad, bless his heart, would look at any of my pictures in disgust, then I would never post them.”
She later added: “I’m not worried about my pictures, but it seems some people are!”
Pupils showed their support for Ferguson by launching a petition called “Get Miss Ferguson Back”, accusing the school of being too prudish.
One of the students said: “There is nothing wrong with the photo at all. We think Miss looks lovely.”
Another added: “She is a brilliant teacher. She is there to help students who have problems like bullying and stuff. She does so much to help us and we’re so upset she’s been suspended.”
MailOnline has contacted Ousedale School for comment.