Suspended Isles of Scilly head Bryce Wilby to meet auditors

Bryce Wilby Bryce Wilby was suspended in May and an audit investigation was launched

The former head of an Isles of Scilly school, suspended after allegations of financial irregularities, will meet the auditors investigating later this week.

Bryce Wilby was suspended from Five Islands School in May.

An audit investigation closed without Mr Wilby giving evidence, but it was reopened after pressure from Isles of Scilly Council chairman Mike Hicks.

Mr Wilby and his union representative will meet the auditors on Friday on Cornwall Council premises in Wadebride.

'Neutral' offer declined

The independent investigation for the Isles of Scilly Council was carried out by Cornwall Council.

An offer made by the Diocese of Truro, for its director of education Sue Green to attend the meeting, was not deemed appropropriate by the Isles of Scilly Council and the school governors and was declined by the auditors.

Mr Wilby has insisted he has done nothing wrong and said he can prove the allegations are unfounded.

At the meeting it is expected he will also be asked to explain how pornographic images were found on his work computer. The images did not involve children and were said to be inappropriate, though not illegal.

Mr Wilby has previously denied downloading any such images.

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