THE man who blew the whistle on an alleged bonus culture at a secondary school in Wembley is to take up a senior position within the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

Hank Roberts, who teaches at Copland Community School , hit the headlines after exposing details of alleged bonuses being paid to the headteacher, Sir Alan Davies.

Sir Alan resigned in October last year because of the scandal, and his deputy, Dr Richard Evans, was dismissed two weeks later on the grounds of gross misconduct.

The school bursar, Columbus Odukoro, also later resigned and governors were sacked, making way for an interim board to be set up, which now runs its finances.

Brent Council has referred the case to the police; officers have yet to decide whether to investigate the matter further.

Mr Roberts said: "Among other things I have no doubt that the support from members was because of the stand I was prepared to take in blowing the whistle on this scandal."

Mr Roberts has been elected junior vice-president of ATL and will take up the role from September 2010. He will automatically become senior vice-president in September 2011 and overall president a year later.