Mark Ellwood will be able to work with children again following false accusations against him.
Mark Ellwood, already found not guilty of the assault in court, has now also been cleared by the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
He has been exonerated and will now be able to work with children again.
It ends an 18-month period which followed an accusation that he assaulted a pupil with a kickboxing move while working at David Lister School in Rustenburg Street, east Hull.
Mr Ellwood told the Mail: “I was over the moon when I got the letter.
“It is one more box ticked which goes towards clearing my name – which is all I have wanted since beginning of the whole ugly affair.”
Mr Ellwood, a former professional kickboxer and veteran of more than 200 bouts, retired in October 2008 and started worked at the school – which is still fighting to get out of special measures.
But after three months working in a unit for poorly behaving pupils, Mr Ellwood was kicked as he removed an unruly boy from a classroom. He “swept” him to the floor to restrain him.
The boy’s parents then reported the incident to the police, and Mr Ellwood was charged with common assault.
At the conclusion of a two-day trial at Hull Magistrates’ Court in October last year, Mr Ellwood was released unconditionally.
However, Leap Education – the agency he was working for on placement at the school – reported the matter to the ISA.
Now, a letter has been sent to him that states: “We have concluded our enquiries about your case and we have carefully considered all the information available to us.
“On the basis of this information ,we have decided it is not appropriate to include you on the Children’s or Adults’ Barred List.”
Despite the letter, Mr Ellwood said he remains frustrated that there is still a cloud hanging over him.
“I have been treated as guilty from the very beginning, this now shows I have not done a thing wrong at any point, but I have been treated poorly,” he said.
“Every time I get some more confirmation of my innocence, it helps. It just takes so long.
“If someone had said to me in the hours after the incident at the school that 18 months later I would still be talking about it I would have had them down as mad.
“The next thing is to continue with my complaint against Humberside Police as to why I was charged in the first place.”
Source and Acknowledgement: This is Hull