A PE teacher who was suspended earlier this year over a gay porn photo shoot has resigned.

Sam Handley was suspended from Harvey Grammar School in Folkestone in September when explicit photographs of him intended for a gay porn site were circulated by pupils.

According to the Sun, he was unaware that the link to the porn website had spread around the school via Facebook and mobile phones and turned up for lessons as usual, before being sent home by the deputy head teacher.

In a statement, the school said it had accepted his resignation “following recent media interest” into matters concerning him.

It added: “The school fully accepts Mr Handley’s assurances that the events in question took place prior to him being offered and taking up employment at the school, and that he has not engaged in anything similar whilst employed at the school.”