Primary school Head who dumped his wife for years six teacher were now both sacked .
A headmaster left his wife for a Year Six teacher before they were both sacked from their Primary school after a SATs exams ‘scandal’ left parents’ furious.
Mike Watt, 40, left his wife of 15 years for teacher Emma Kelly, 26, whose class was the centre of an exams scandal last year.
Pupils at Colburn Primary School, near Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, had part of their SATs scores annulled after they were allegedly told they could ask for help after ‘the SATs police’ had left the room, reports the Sun .
This meant that the children, who were due to move up to secondary schools, had no exam results to take with them to show their writing ability.
One parent said father-of-two Mr Watt: ‘took a very personal interest in the results in Miss Kelly’s class, which is maybe not surprising since they had a personal interest in each other.’
Mr Watt, who had been Head at the school for eight years, was suspended from his £80,000 a year job after the scandal.
Miss Kelly started teaching at the school in 2016 also left. When she started at the school Miss Kelly was said to be in a long-term relationship with Chris Pattison.
The teachers are said to have now moved in together in Richmond, North Yorkshire, and are thought to be engaged.Parents at the school were left frustrated after the SATs scandal but were pleased with the teachers leaving.
One parent, who didn’t want to be named, told the Sun: ‘The pair of them had to go and they won’t be missed.’
North Yorkshire County Council said it would work with local secondary schools ‘to ensure that accurate and fair assessments of writing will take place’ last summer, reports the BBC .Angie Dale, Colburn’s chair of governors, said the SATs incident was ‘upsetting’ and that the school would be changing processes to ensure it didn’t happen again.
She told RichmondshireToday: ‘This is an upsetting development, but we are determined to continue to take appropriate actions and change processes in school to ensure the integrity of future assessments.’
Colburn Primary School is rated Good by Ofsted and has eight classes as well as a 52 place Nursery.