AN expat teacher at a leading private school has lost his job after being exposed by the Olive Press for dishonesty.
St George’s school in Sevilla has ‘parted company’ with primary school teacher Wayne Millard, after he failed to reveal that he had been struck off in Wales for misconduct.
The school was alarmed to discover that Millard had not informed them of his six-month ban for manipulating test results and correcting mistakes in his previous job.
The former deputy headteacher lost his job at Rogerstone Primary, in Newport, after it emerged he had acted ‘dishonestly’ in official exams in 2013.
The 46-year-old was also found guilty of attempting to interfere with the investigation and was banned until this month in Wales.
However, the Olive Press can reveal Millard was able to hide his disciplinary case to start working at St George’s School in Sevilla last year.
As the hearing had not yet taken place, the school in Wales gave him a good reference.
He has now lost his job though, after the parent of a former pupil at Rogerstone tipped us off that he was working ‘somewhere in Andalucia’.
It came after he failed to attend a ‘fitness to practise hearing’ in Cardiff, citing that he had ‘moved to Spain’.
Parent Simon McCarthy was furious after his son Luis was one of the pupils who was wrongly marked up and is now suspicious of all exams.
The 49-year-old father-of-two, a university lecturer, complained several times to the local authority about Millard’s conduct, leading to the initial investigation.
“I was astounded to hear he is still teaching, given his unacceptable professional conduct of cheating and dishonesty,” McCarthy told the Olive Press last night.
“I am pleased he has finally been caught out in Spain as well.”
St George’s school confirmed it had received a good reference from Millard’s former school and that it had now parted company with the teacher.
“We were completely unaware of his misconduct,” said admissions advisor Alexia Llonch. “He will not be back in September.”