Suspension 'broke the law'

A Department of Education investigation into the suspension of the former head of the main school on the Scillies has found that the local council and the school governors broke the law.

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Council and Governors 'broke the law'

Bryce Wilby. Credit: ITV News West Country

A Department of Education investigation into the suspension of the former head of the main school on the Scillies has found the Local Council and the School Governors broke the law.

Bryce Wilby was suspended from the Five Islands School in 2012 and later dismssed over claims of financial irregularities.

Mr Wilby denied the allegations.

A report from the department said changes were needed in the way the school was governed.

It warned it would take action if the changes were not made.

School investigation on Isles of Scilly

Five Islands School Credit: ITV Westcountry

Officials from the Department of Education have started an investigation of the Five Islands School on the Isles of Scilly.

They'll be questioning staff and governors following the suspension earlier this year of the school's head, Bryce Wilby. The department said it's looking into what it calls a number of complaints.

A report on Mr Wilby's supension over alleged financial irregularities is expected to be made public soon.

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Scilly head teacher "treated disgracefully"

Bryce Wilby was suspended in May. He has been given the chance to tell his side of the story Credit: ITV Westcountry

The chair of the Isles of Scilly Council says the suspended head of the main school on the islands has been treated disgracefully. Councillor Mike Hicks says Bryce Wilby has now been given the chance to give his side of the story after his suspension earlier this year.

An investigation into alleged financial irregularites at Five Islands School should be completed by the the middle of next month after Mr Wilby has given his version of events.

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Head teacher to give 'his side of the story'

The suspended head of the of the Five Islands School on the Isles of Scilly has agreed to an interview with those examining the schools affairs.

Mr Wilby was suspended last May over alleged financial irregularities. He wants to speak with investigators to give his side of the story.

At a full meeting of the Island Council tonight it was also revealed that Mr Wilby's contract as head teacher ended on August 31st of this year.

An audit at the £15 million school is due to be completed by middle of October.

Headteacher of Five Islands School resigns

Bryce Wilby has stepped down as head of Five Islands School Credit: ITV Westcountry

The headteacher of the new 15 million pound school on the Isles of Scilly has resigned.

Bryce Wilby was suspended in May over claims of financial irregularities.

It comes on the day the Five Islands School is due to be officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.

Mr Wilby told Radio Scilly this morning that he resignation was in the best interests of the school.

You can listen to a short clip by clicking on the link below and pressing the 'play' button:

Bryce Wilby clip courtesy of Radio Scilly

Head of Isles of Scilly school resigns

Bryce Wilby has stepped down as head of Five Islands School Credit: ITV Westcountry

The head of the new 15 million pound school on the Isles of Scilly has resigned.

It comes on the day the Five Islands School is due to be officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.

The head, Bryce Wilby, was suspended in May over claims of financial irregularities.

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are due to open Five Islands School today Credit: ITV Westcountry

The school is the biggest building project ever undertaken on the islands. It has 250 pupils, providing primary and secondary education on the main island of St Mary's.

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