A primary school headteacher is facing jail after he admitted using a spy PEN to film youngsters and staff in the toilet.
Sick Ashley Yates placed the device in the lavatory to record several youngsters of both sexes as well as teachers.
Yates, 45, sobbed as he pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent photographs of children and two charges of voyeurism.
Married Yates, who was head of The Tynings Primary School in Staple Hill, Bristol, appeared before Bristol Crown Court today (Tues).
David Scutt, defending, described his client, a dad, as “devastated” and a man of previous good character with a long career.
Mr Scutt said: “His teaching life is over. His marriage is over. Contact with his children will be difficult.”
Judge James Patrick adjourned sentencing, pending a report, until August 9.
He told Yates: “I make no promises. The custody threshold is crossed.”
Yates was remanded in custody. Detectives arrested Yates following an investigation which is still on-going.
He has provided passwords so that material on his computers can be examined. He has been suspended from the South Gloucestershire primary school.
The school in Eastleigh Close, which has 320 pupils aged four to 11, was praised by Ofsted inspectors last year.
It was given a “good” rating, two years after being rated as requiring improvement.