A teacher who falsified exam grades at a Cardiff high school was hired as an interim head for the science department at Chiswick School.

Paul David Adams was hired by Chiswick School under the name Scott Brookes but left shortly after once the teacher’s history came to light.

Mr Adams was banned from teaching in the country after he was found guilty of professional misconduct at Cantonian High School in Cardiff in 2014.

Under the name Scott Brookes he also was removed from a Bermuda High School due to “false declarations” and “irregularities in his employment records”.

His CV claimed he worked for Pearson UK, a publishing company, as well as for schools in Kuwait and Brussels.

A spokesperson from Pearson UK said nobody under the name Scott Brookes or Paul Adams had worked for their company within the dates provided on his CV.

The Richmond and Twickenham Times attempted to contact the references provided in the CV but was unable to get through to any person.

This comes after Chiswick School’s latest Ofsted report said that the school’s effectiveness of leadership and management “requires improvement” in November 2015.

Chiswick School released the following statement: “A teacher was employed at the school for a very short period of time at the end of the summer term 2016.

“The school was misled during the recruitment process and shortly after appointment, irregularities were discovered in their employment records and on their application; immediately thereafter the individual was dismissed.

“The school then followed its procedures by informing the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and the National College regarding a potential safeguarding issue.

“The school was informed that no further action would be necessary as no student had been put at risk.

“The school takes the safeguarding of its students and employees very seriously and further enhanced safeguarding procedures have now been put in place.”

Mr Adams has declined to comment.