A former BRACKNELL teacher jailed for sexually abusing a number of children at Garth Hill School has had his prison sentence reduced.

Graham Tattersall, who worked at the school between 1979 and 1991, was jailed for 12 years after being convicted of twelve sexual offences in November 2020.

But the 68-year-old, formerly of Church Street, Windsor, launched an appeal against his sentence in the hope of reducing his time behind bars.

READ MORE: Council apologises after tax payments taken early

Tattersall had three months knocked off his sentence, meaning his overall prison term will be one of 11 years and nine months.

The former teacher appeared at the Court of Appeal on Thursday, October 14 -- which is the convicted sex offender’s date of birth.

Tattersall sexually assaulted girls aged between 12 and 16 years old during his time at Garth Hill School.

During a seven-day trial in October 2020, Reading Crown Court heard how attacks happened in classrooms at the school, at his former home address, and in his car when he was meant to be dropping children home.

READ MORE: Man caught with fake driving licences among latest in the dock

Thames Valley Police said the offences came to light when a victim reported a historic assault to officers in 2017.

During the investigation, Thames Valley Police appealed for information and a number of other victims came forward.

Tattersall was arrested in July 2018, and charged in January 17, 2020.

READ MORE: EE branded aggressive over 5G mast at Bracknell playing fields

Speaking in November 2002, TVP officer Alethea Cox, said: “Tattersall offended against children at various points between 1979 and 1991, and this was while he was in a position of trust as a teacher at the school.”