South West Wales

Head steps aside as school investigates internet film

Ysgol Gyfun Bryn Tawe Image copyright Google
Image caption Ysgol Gyfun Bryn Tawe opened in 2003 and has around 750 pupils

A head teacher has stepped aside from his post temporarily during an investigation by governors and Swansea council.

Ysgol Gyfyn Bryn Tawe said following a complaint the deputy head teacher at the school, Simon Davies, would be managing the school for the time being.

The statement did not mention the current head, Graham Daniels.

The action was taken after a film was posted on social media sites by pupils from the Welsh-language secondary.

Head of governors Heini Gruffudd said the school was running normally.

The school in Penlan has around 750 pupils and received an "excellent rating" in its 2013 Estyn report.

Mr Gruffudd said: "The school has received a complaint which did not name anyone involved. Following this the governing body is holding an investigation, in co-operation with the local authority.

"Mr Simon Davies, currently deputy head teacher at the school, will be managing the school for the time being.

"The school is running normally and we won't be commenting further at this time."

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