James Matthews, from St John’s School, was charged on Monday night and is due to appear in the Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
In a statement on Tuesday, the States police said: ‘Yesterday evening, James John Matthews (41) was charged with the possession of indecent images of children. He has been released on bail and will appear in the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
‘At this stage there is no evidence of any offences being committed against children in Jersey.
‘This is an ongoing investigation and we are therefore unable to comment further at this stage.’
Mr Matthews has been charged under article 2(1)(a) of the Protection of Children (Jersey) Law 1994, which makes it an offence to take, permit or make indecent or pseudo photographic images of a child.
In February, the JEP revealed that a Jersey teacher was being investigated for the alleged possession of indecent images.
In an email sent at the time, St John head teacher Trudie de la Haye informed parents that a member of staff had been absent since the beginning of term in January as they were being investigated by the police for the alleged possession of indecent images.
A spokesperson for Children, Young People, Education and Skills said yesterday that the department was unable to comment any more about the case or Mr Matthew’s employment at this stage.