Former Head Teacher To Detail Alleged Harassment

Former head teacher Bryce Wilby

Former head teacher Bryce Wilby

The former head teacher of the Five Islands School says he intends to give details in court of alleged “aggressive harassment” that his family received at the hands of the Council, the governors of the school and members of the public.

Bryce Wilby says this follows a small claims demand for £2,602 plus £80 costs from the school bursar, Caroline King on behalf of the chair of school governors Ben Julian.

Mr Wilby alleges the governors are seeking rent from him for a period last summer when he was not occupying his house, having already left the islands.

He says the upcoming court hearing will be a chance to place in the public domain information about alleged breaches of statutory guidance that resulted in harassment of his family and which he says would only have been expected to be released once the Department for Education report is completed.

Mr Wilby’s wife Maria says: “The events leading up to our leaving the islands was a traumatic experience and we have tried hard to rebuild our lives. It is a great shame that those in positions of power on the islands will not leave us alone.”

Chair of governors Ben Julian confirmed that small claim demand has been made but declined to comment further to Radio Scilly.

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