BHS teacher removed
A teacher at Bermuda High School has been removed from the school due to “false declarations” and “irregularities in his employment records”.
Scott Brookes, hired through a UK employment agency, started working at BHS in September teaching science, physics and chemistry in the secondary department. In a letter to parents, seen by The Royal Gazette, principal Linda Parker said the employee had been let go “effective immediately”.
Her letter continued: “Following recent investigations, I have found that Mr Brookes has made a number of false declarations and there are irregularities in his employment records. I will be following up with the employment agency regarding this matter.”
Mrs Parker said that immediate steps were being taken to ensure interruption of students' education was minimised. Mr Brookes' classes will be covered internally until a permanent replacement is found.
Asked by this newspaper for further information into the matter, Mrs Parker replied: “I can confirm that a British teacher, Mr Scott Brookes, is no longer employed by the Bermuda High School for Girls.
“The school does not publicly comment on human resource matters. BHS requires the highest professional standards for all of its teachers.”