A DISGRACED teacher made indecent images of children just months after he was sacked from a Hampshire secondary school for professional misconduct.

Tyrone Mark has admitted 17 offences and is facing up to five years’ in jail after police found the images, some of which showed children engaging in sexual activity.

Mark was dismissed from The Arnewood School in New Milton after forming a relationship with a pupil and was later banned from the profession.

As reported in the Daily Echo, the geography tutor gave her condoms, alcohol and even a key to his house.

He also wrote sexually explicit notes about many of her fellow students, some of whom featured in school photographs he kept at his home.

Mark, 40, appeared at Southampton Magistrates’ Court yesterday and admitted making indecent images of children after he left Arnewood and moved to Wales.

The court heard that the offences came to light during a police investigation into his previous relationship with the pupil.

Giles Nightingale, prosecuting, said: “The defendant was a teacher at a local school.

“Concerns were raised that led to inquiries being made. A mobile phone and a laptop were seized and an examination of these revealed the images that comprise the offences.”

Material found on his laptop included several Category A images, which carry a maximum penalty of five years in jail.

Mark pleaded guilty to all 17 offences, which were committed at his home in Pantside, Caerphilly, over a six-month period in 2014.

After ordering a background report, District Judge Lorraine Morgan sent the case to Southampton Crown Court, where the defendant will be sentenced on February 15.

After the hearing, an Arnewood spokesman confirmed that the offences committed by Mark concerned incidents that took place after he left the school.

Mark, who taught at Arnewood for ten years, was sacked in 2013 after forming an “inappropriate” relationship with a female student.

The following year he was found guilty of professional misconduct by the National College for Teaching and Leadership and banned from the profession for life.

At the time Arnewood said it was “shocked and disgusted” by his actions and accused him of betraying the trust placed in him.