Seven teachers were fired from their position by the company and management who run St George’s International School of Malaga.
But parents claim the reasons given were unjustified and unreasonable.
More than 250 people demonstrated this morning, coinciding with the last day of the course, demanding the immediate re-hiring of the professors.
The teachers, some of them British, are both recent and long-standing staff, some of whom started work shortly after it first opened in 2000.
The teachers affected include Alex Mitchell, who has worked at the school for 16 years as the head of science, and Jim Riley, a popular history teacher, who has worked there for over a decade.
Ahead of the protests, a group of alumni students told the Olive Press in a statement: “These teachers have either taught or supported us over the years of attending the school – it’s time to do our bit and support these teachers back!
“This does not only affect the children who attend the school, but work colleagues, past students, parents as well as the teachers’ own children such as Mr Riley’s son, and Maria’s two children who will now have to leave the school.”
The group have set up a Facebook page and are calling on ex-students and parents to like the page and provide positive character statements.
“Any help, no matter how small will help bring justice, whether just supporting this page, or writing a short summary of how any of these teachers helped you and your feelings towards this poor misuse of authority,” they said.
“Any statements shared can be used to help support these teachers to create a strong defence case to fight against this in court.”
The school’s management has sent an email to families informing them of ‘the recent events that have taken place regarding the restructuring that we are carrying out in the school to continue improving the quality of the education we provide’.
According to the school, the restructuring required several dismissals.
“In addition to being a difficult decision, we believe it is necessary,” the school said.
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