Parents have started a campaign against the re-instatement of a head teacher who was sacked for allegedly forging his chair of governors' signature to give himself a pay rise.
The move follows a "risk assessment" by education chiefs at Brookvale Primary School in Erdington to evaluate the impact of Alastair Sharp's imminent return.
Mr Sharp was suspended in January and then sacked in June by the school's disciplinary governing body.
But an appeals panel consisting of different governors re-instated him, meaning Mr Sharp is due to return in the near future. Birmingham's education authority has said it would stand by the governors' decision.
But many parents and staff reacted with anger that he is being allowed back. A petition being circulated in the playground yesterday stated: "We the under-signed parents/carers of children at Brookvale Primary School strongly disagree with the re-instatement of Mr A Sharp as head teacher".
It is due to be handed into the local education authority this week. Speaking to The Birmingham Post yesterday, one parent said: "This man has not been here since January and we have had no explanation.
"Then we hear from rumours he was sacked but now going to be re-instated. If he is re-instated it should not be as head teacher because he has breached his trust."
Another parent who signed the petition, said: "I think it is disgusting that he is coming back. Quite a few people have already signed the petition. We have only just started and we are going to deliver it to the LEA on Friday."
Two education officers from Birmingham's education authority spent last week at Brookvale asking staff about their views on Mr Sharp's return.
A teacher who did not wish to be named said: "It is unacceptable him coming back after what he has done.
"When he came back on appeal the governor had only been on this panel a few weeks. We don't want him back, the school has moved on.
"We got our chance to say what we feel about the school. All the staff, governors, teachers and dinner ladies had a chance to sit in front of them and say what they feel about the decision and how it will effect them."
Mr Sharp's wife Esther is employed as a teacher at Brookvale and his mother-in-law is a dinner lady.
Birmingham's education authority has refused to reveal information about the circumstances of Mr Sharp's dismissal.
Last week it said it would "adhere" to the governors' decision, claiming it was "working with the school to ensure stability and continued success for all pupils".
Mr Sharp is alleged to have forged chair of governors Mike Staham's signature to increase his salary.
According to sources at the school, he was allowed back because the appeals panel did not believe the forgery was a sackable offence. It is understood that he has been issued a final warning instead.
Last week parents at the school were given a letter saying: "After a recent appeal hearing a panel of governors re-instated Mr Sharp to his post as head teacher."