A Birmingham head teacher sacked earlier this year for allegedly forging a signature is being allowed to return to his job.
Alastair Sharp was suspended from Brookvale Primary School in Erdington in January and dismissed in June by the governing body. He was reinstated by an appeal panel consisting of different governors.
The school and the LEA did not give reasons for his original dismissal but a staff member told The Post that Mr Sharp was dimissed for forging the chair of governor's signature to give himself a pay rise. Parents of Brookvale pupils were informed by letter yesterday that he is coming back, sparking anger among parents and teachers.
Last night Mike Staham, Brookvale's chair of governors, declined to comment but a teacher said: "The head forged the chair of governor's signature which would have awarded him a pay rise.
"That is not in dispute. He has admitted to that. It is the appeals panel that is not seeing that as a sackable offence.
"As staff we feel it is going to be completely unworkable him coming back to the school."
Since Mr Sharp's departure, the school's deputy Jonathan Smart has been its acting head.
Birmingham City Council last night said it would "adhere" to the governors' decision. It intends to conduct a risk assessment survey before his return.
A spokesman added: "The local authority is working with the school to ensure stability and continued success for all pupils."
However another teacher claimed the authority had failed to offer any support to staff.
"They haven't supported us in any way for the past ten months," said the teacher. "The parents weren't issued with any letters to say where he was. All of a sudden they are told he is coming back.
"They are going to put him back in the school and we don't want him back."
The teacher added: "I would hand in my notice if he comes back."
Parents also expressed concern at Mr Sharp's re-instatement. A mother of a child in year six at Brookvale said: "There is anger among parents and there are rumours that the staff are not happy.
"If nothing is done the parents will take things into their own hands. I don't know how many people would take their children out of the school but, if he comes back, we won't be happy."