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Friday 26 September 2014


A married head teacher and a colleague have been suspended after an alleged sex tape of him in his school office was circulated by pupils. The 30-second video, which was posted on YouTube, depicts the head teacher’s closed office door with the sound of groans coming from behind it.
Graham Daniels, 50, is understood to have been suspended while school governors investigate a complaint from parents.

The video is believed to have been filmed on a camera phone at Bryn Tawe School in Swansea. However, it is not known when it was filmed. One teenager at the school said: “The video shows the door to the headmaster’s office. You can hear two people in the room having sex.

“Pupils are working hard to gain qualifications and to better ourselves through the education system. “All that has been disturbed by the events of the past few weeks.” A special assembly was held at the school to advise pupils to ignore the video and focus on their exams. They were told an external investigation was being held and the matter would be dealt with “in the fairest way possible”.

The video has since been taken down from YouTube and pupils have been banned from talking about it on social media sites.
Another student added: “Apparently we’re the ones ruining the school’s reputation. But we aren’t the ones having sexual relations in the head’s office.”

The school was recently awarded a “double excellent” status in the latest Estyn report, the Welsh equivalent of Ofsted, the education watchdog. One parent said: “I am seriously considering moving my children from the school. Pupils have been asked to delete the video but this needs to be publicised to ensure the matter is not covered up.”

Simon Davies, the deputy head teacher at the 750-pupil secondary school, has taken over management duties. The school and Swansea city and county council said it was “inappropriate to comment”.
Heini Gruffudd, the chairman of the governors, said: “The head teacher and another member of staff are currently suspended. The governing body is holding an investigation, in cooperation with the local authority.

“The school is running normally and we won’t be commenting further.”
The prospectus for the school, which opened in 2003, states that “appropriate and sensible sex education is an important element in the work of the school in preparing students for adult life”.
Mr Daniels yesterday declined to comment on the allegations.

The head teacher was not at his detached bungalow in Ammanford, West Wales, yesterday. His wife Heledd, 50, a mother of three, answered the door. She said her husband was out and she would not comment on the case.

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