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Chiswick School has said it was "misled" during the recruitment process for a supply teacher, who taught at the school briefly last summer but who was found to have breached professional standards by falsifying exam results in a previous job.

The school dismissed the teacher after finding 'irregularities' in the employment record, it said.

The supply teacher who falsified exam grades at a Cardiff high school was found to have behaved "unacceptable professional conduct" by The General Teaching Council for Wales in 2015. Paul David Adams, also known as Scott Brookes, was employed as a science teacher at Chiswick School in the summer term of 2016.

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In 2015, The General Teaching Council for Wales (GTCW) found five of the allegations of misconduct made about Adams when he taught at Cantonian High School in Cardiff, had been proved .These included that Mr Adams falsified the exam grades of year ten pupils and provided inaccurate exam grades to year 11 pupils for their GCSE mock maths exam papers in May 2014.

The committee found this resulted in unacceptable professional conduct.

The hearing was told that Mr Adams was employed at the school as a maths specialist in January 2014 following “an abysmal set of results” in the subject.

He was later conditionally offered the role of acting head of maths but was never formally appointed as he was unable to provide the necessary paperwork. He denied the allegations that the grades were made up.

The welsh school subsequently discovered he was not registered with the teaching council.

Adams, aka Scott Brookes, was employed by Chiswick School in the summer term of 2016. Chiswick School released the following statement:

"A teacher was employed at the school for a very short period of time at the end of the summer term 2016. The School was misled during the recruitment process and shortly after appointment, irregularities were discovered in their employment records and on their application; immediately thereafter the individual was dismissed.

"The School then followed its procedures by informing the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and the National College regarding a potential safeguarding issue. The School was informed that no further action would be necessary as no student had been put at risk.
The School takes the safeguarding of its students and employees very seriously and further enhanced safeguarding procedures have now been put in place."


December 15, 2016

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