Suspended head teacher allowed back at school

The BBC is reporting that a head teacher suspended after allegations a pupil was allowed to sit a GCSE exam a day early has been allowed to return to work.

Carl Williams, head of Moreton School in Bushbury, Wolverhampton, admitted a serious error when he was suspended in June.

The governing body carried out what it said was an independent investigation.

Disciplinary panel chair John Perry said a student took an exam early “under highly controlled conditions”.

Mr Williams allowed a GCSE English student the opportunity to sit an exam a day before his classmates justified apparently by his need to be going abroad with his parents, BBC Midlands Today reporter Ben Godfrey said.

Following this, allegations were made against staff that they had helped students in exam rooms with answers to papers.

The governing body said this was unfounded and it only found evidence of slight wrongdoing in allowing the boy to sit his papers early.

Mr Williams was allowed back on Thursday to carry on with his job…

The publication of GCSE results was delayed for 140 pupils.

Exam board Pearson is conducting its own inquiry.

The governing body believes no further action will be taken…

More at: Wolverhampton head suspended over early exam claim allowed back


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  1. Exams are taken at set times to avoid any leaking of exam content. The pupil could still have contacted his mates to tell them what’s on the paper or even posted it on social media.   If parents were foolish enough to book a holiday to clash with a GCSE then the pupil should have lost his chance to take it and the parents sent the fee.

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