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A FOR­MER school gov­er­nor al­legedly found naked with a head­mas­ter has in­sisted they were merely talk­ing about maths.

Keely Huxtable, 33, has been ac­cused of be­ing in a com­pro­mis­ing po­si­tion with Richard Tat­ters­field, 45, when he should have been at Dame El­iz­a­beth Cad­bury Tech­nol­ogy Col­lege in Birm­ing­ham.

The mar­ried head has now been sus­pended after his wife al­legedly caught him sprint­ing from his bed­room in his box­ers with the “naked” Mrs Huxtable, who is the school’s chair of gover­nors, in his bed.

But Ms Huxtable – la­belled a Cameron Cutie after she be­came the youngest woman to be se­lected to stand for the To­ries in the 2010 Gen­eral Elec­tion – branded the claims “rub­bish”, say­ing the cou­ple were “fully clothed and work­ing”.

She said: “The school had been found to be weak around hu­man­i­ties and maths and we had to re-write the school’s man­age­ment plan, that’s what we were do­ing.”

The al­leged af­fair came to light after Mrs Tat­ters­field claimed she found the pair to­gether in early De­cem­ber last year.

Mrs Huxtable’s hus­band only found out about the al­leged in­ci­dent when Mrs Tat­ters­field tele­phoned him to say that she had caught the pair in bed to­gether and that the af­fair had been go­ing on since Jan­uary last year.

He said his wife only ad­mit­ted she’d been sleep­ing with Mr Tat­ters­field after he con­fronted her in De­cem­ber.

He later dis­cov­ered the pair had gone for a two-day lux­ury break at a ho­tel-spa over Valen­tine’s Day, claim­ing it was a ‘school con­fer­ence’.

The cou­ple say it is a “witch-hunt” and they were work­ing on “strate­gic lead­er­ship plan­ning” when con­fronted by Mr Tat­ters­field’s wife, Jan.

Mrs Huxtable says that their re­la­tion­ship has “never been about sex” and they be­came close be­cause of a “pas­sion” for ed­u­ca­tion.

The head­teacher was sus­pended on De­cem­ber 15 after Birm­ing­ham City Coun­cil launched a probe into “se­ri­ous al­le­ga­tions”.

Mrs Huxtable, 33, re­signed the fol­low­ing day as chair of the gov­ern­ing body at the state school. She is not be­ing in­ves­ti­gated but it is un­der­stood her re­la­tion­ship with the head­teacher forms a sig­nif­i­cant part of the coun­cil in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Sources claim the probe in­cludes an al­le­ga­tion the cou­ple were found by the head’s wife at a house he was rent­ing after they sep­a­rated.

It is claimed he was in his boxer shorts, while his chair of gover­nors was naked in bed.

The school was in­formed of the al­le­ga­tions the same day and the head­mas­ter was sus­pended the fol­low­ing Mon­day.

A Birm­ing­ham City Coun­cil spokesman said: “On the ba­sis of the se­ri­ous­ness of the al­le­ga­tions made, the head teacher was sus­pended in De­cem­ber, pend­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion which is cur­rently un­der way. The chair of gover­nors also re­signed in De­cem­ber.”

It is un­der­stood the school has re­ceived al­le­ga­tions that the head­teacher had used the Cot­teridge prop­erty to meet Mrs Huxtable on a num­ber of Fri­day af­ter­noons PROBE: Head with his wife and (

Keely in Novem­ber and De­cem­ber, dur­ing school hours.

On De­cem­ber 12, sources claim Mrs Tat­ters­field went to check on the Cot­teridge house and dis­cov­ered her hus­band and Mrs Huxtable.

It is also claimed Mrs Huxtable once sent a poem, en­ti­tled How Do I Know I Love You? to the head.

Sources al­leged she told her hus­band – lo­cal Tory coun­cil­lor Ti­mothy Huxtable – that she was leav­ing him on Novem­ber 1.

Mrs Huxtable once had po­lit­i­cal am­bi­tions of her own be­ing se­lected by the Con­ser­va­tive Party in 2007 to stand in the 2010 Gen­eral Elec­tion.

Hovever, she failed in her bid to win the seat of North­field, which was re­tained by Labour MP Richard Bur­den. DE­NIAL:


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