Wiltshire

Wiltshire head teacher sacked at pupil injury school

Media playback is unsupported on your device
Media captionTrystan Williams has not taught at the school since October 2013

The principal of a special school in Wiltshire where a child was seriously injured almost 18 months ago has been sacked, the BBC understands.

Police questioned Trystan Williams over the injury at Springfields Academy in 2013 but no charges were brought.

He was suspended by the school which has now confirmed both the principal and vice principal "are no longer employed by the academy".

Mr Williams said he was "working with the unions in terms of the next steps".

'Victim of circumstances'

The school said it would not be giving more details "for reasons of confidentiality".

"The interim staffing arrangements that have been in place since October 2013 will remain unchanged for the foreseeable future," said a statement.

"We will give consideration in due course to making permanent appointments. We would like to thank everyone for their support during this period."

The school in Calne - which became an academy in 2011 - is for learners with social and emotional difficulties and provides residential accommodation for 72 pupils ranging in age from nine to 16.

Ofsted rated it as adequate following the most recent inspection in March last year.

Mr Williams said it would not be appropriate to go into the details but said he was not at the school when the incident happened and had "become a victim of circumstances".

Related Topics

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites