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Former headmaster sues council over dismissal

Bryce Wilby was suspended from the school in 2012 Credit: ITV News West Country

The former headmaster of the Five Islands School on the Isles of Scilly is suing the local council over his controversial dismissal.

Bryce Wilby was suspended from the school in 2012 over alleged financial irregularities. He has always denied the allegations. An independent investigation into a number of complaints Mr.Wilby has made against the council and the school has just been completed.

Former Scilly school head complains about suspension investigation

The Former head of Five Islands School on Isles of Scilly, Bryce Wilby, has complained about an investigation into his suspension. The investigation was completed earlier this month but still hasn't been made public.

Mr Wilby told ITV News tonight he has made a formal complaint about the investigation carried out by auditors at Cornwall Council. He was suspended last May and left the post a few months later.

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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.

Head of Isles of Scilly school resigns

Bryce Wilby
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.

Five Islands School
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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