FORMER Springfields Academy head teacher Trystan Williams has been cleared to continue teaching by the National College of Training and Leadership (NTCL).

The NCTL, an executive agency sponsored by the Department for Education, receives all cases where teachers are dismissed and can, in cases of serious professional misconduct, bar professionals from teaching.

The agency found there was no case for Mr Williams to answer following his dismissals as head teacher at the Springfields Academy in Calne, a school for children with complex learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

The announcement follows a similar decision by the Crown Prosecution Service in October 2014 that no charges would be brought against Mr Williams or his deputy James Lynch.

Mr Lynch has also been cleared by the NCTL who will now pass the information to the Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) formerly the Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority.

Mr Williams said: “It is the first time I have slept properly in 21 months. This is the first major step forward and I am looking forward to getting my life back on track and cracking on with what I do best.

“The weight of the world has been lifted off our shoulders. The parents have been fantastic we still get cards and letters through even now, it’s so humbling.

“It did not go to a hearing they dismissed it with no further action which is obviously very very positive news for me, that will support me in my ongoing actions which are obviously going ahead.

“Without even a hearing they looked at the evidence and said there was no case to answer.”

Mr Williams was dismissed by the Springfields Academy in March this year for failing to remedy an omission of one of the documents in a referral of an incident to the Local Authority Designated Officer.

The award winning head is currently working at Grafham Grange School in Surrey which offers provision for boys between 10 and 19 with social, emotional and mental health difficulties on a temporary basis but is hoping to make the role permanent.

Mr Williams added: “I just want people to be out there to take me as I am, cleared by the CPS and National College; I am a professional who feels he has been hard done by.

“It’s easy to blame someone but if you have not done the job and you point the finger of blame, people won’t go into my line of work.”