Torremolinos teachers complain about ‘backroom’ deals

Backroom Deal
Teachers hiring process criticised

ASPIRING teachers in Torremolinos have complained potential jobs are being promised before interviews have even taken place.

Political parties, Partido Popular (PP) and Costa del Sol- Podemos have criticised the PSOE-led council after it was claimed the name of one candidate has been listed as a teacher on a school’s class schedule while the hiring process is still ongoing.  The politicians are demanding the current hiring system be suspended, claiming selection committees are made up of friends of certain applicants.

The town hall, however, claim the irregularity was down to “human error,” saying the teacher had been at the school last year and “the names of teachers from last year were copied and pasted.”  The council has not revealed whether the hiring process will be suspended or cancelled.

The controversy comes after it emerged a music teacher who allegedly sexually assaulted an 8-year-old pupil could still be teaching.

According to media reports, the 35-year-old man, who was arrested on September 4 in Fuengirola, could have been transferred to another school after his suspension.

National Police are now analysing the man’s mobile phone and computer after the girl’s mother claimed he touched her daughter when alone in a classroom together one day, before showing her pornographic videos and threatening to kill her if she told anyone.

A psychologist was brought in to listen to the girl and believed her story, leading to the man’s arrest.  The teacher denies the allegations and was released on bail with an order preventing him from contacting the girl.

The National Police’s Family and Woman Unit are keeping their investigation open in case any further children come forward.


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