Ex-head’s jobs ban after fraud

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A DISGRACED school head has been banned from teaching after being convicted of having his car torched in an insurance fraud.

Alan Bromley, who led staff at Wheatley Hill Community Primary School, was given a year-long suspended prison sentence 12 months after claiming his £14,000 BMW had been stolen before being dumped and set on fire.

His career is now in tatters after the Teaching Agency prohibited him from teaching indefinitely.

The 47-year-old claimed he was wrongly convicted of the fraud, saying he would “not be the only innocent man to be convicted” and was a talented teacher who wanted to continue in his profession.

But watchdogs threw out his claim, saying that the denial showed “a lack of insight” into his behaviour.

A report from the agency said it accepted Bromley, of Consett, had a previous good history, but took into account his continuing denial that he was guilty of the offence, despite his conviction.