Vaughan, who gave evidence via video-link from Saudi Arabia where she now lives, started work at Oakham School in September 2012 as a newly qualified teacher.She said she had first kissed and engaged in sexual activity with Student A at the end of August 2013.
It would undoubtedly give rise to questions about what the teacher was thinking when the person was their student. If the teacher began a sexual relationship with their student during the final year of sixth form they'd possibly be fired and put on the sex offenders register, whereas if it happened a year later then it'd be perfectly legal.
A former student struts triumphantly over to me, all but screaming out the fact that he or she has finally reached the legal drinking age. Sometimes former students contact me, specifically to schedule the promised drink.
And then, after just one sip, the magic fizzles out.
Sometimes such relationships can be renewed years later with a romantic angle.
So whether you are seeing a former teacher or just want to know what it would be like to do so, here are a few things to keep in mind.