North West Wales

Former head 'horrified' by drunk teaching assistants' claims

Ysgol-y-Gogarth Image copyright Gerald England/Geograph
Image caption Ysgol-y-Gogarth is a school teaching children with special educational needs

A former head teacher has told a disciplinary panel he was "absolutely horrified" by allegations teaching assistants had been drunk on a school trip.

Alan Howells denied failing to deal with the allegations following the 2007 trip to the Urdd Eisteddfod.

He told the Flintshire hearing staff from Ysgol-y-Gogarth, Llandudno, were "lucky to keep their jobs".

He denied telling a disciplinary panel they could not sack the staff.

On Friday, Mr Howells told the General Teaching Council for Wales hearing that school governor councillor Cheryl Carlisle had "an agenda" against him.

She had previously told the panel he had tried to unduly influence the disciplinary process.

Parents and staff complained to Mr Howells that four teaching assistants had been drunk and engaging in "sexual behaviour" while on the Carmarthen trip.

The hearing was adjourned until a later date.

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