But the illicit relationship was discovered when suspicious colleagues found incriminating text messages on Yeoman’s mobile phone during a school trip, and she was jailed yesterday for 20 months.
Yeoman, who taught the pupil, had sex with her in her flat after they began chatting online and exchanging text messages, Leeds Crown Court heard.
Whatever your feelings, this was not about love and a normal relationship.
‘Whatever feelings she had for you, whether you did what you could to cause them or whether they arose spontaneously, you should not have responded in the way you did. You abused her.’Prosecutor Duncan Ritchie said Yeoman had been teaching English at a secondary school in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, for a year when she gave the girl her email address and mobile number in October 2008.
Yeoman replied that she wanted to be with the teenager.