In the past week or so I’ve been writing a lot about head teachers who have, for one reason or another, left the job in strange circumstances.
Clair Bowen for example who has resigned from Donisthorpe Primary School a couple of months after she was suspended after an alleged incident on a school trip. Leicestershire County Council announced at the time they were going to investigate what had gone on but that did not take place. Before her suspension internet message boards had been abuzz with parents criticising her running of the school.
Stranger goings-on still at Slater Primary School, in Frog Island, Leicester. The school was issued with an official warning before Christmas amid several grievance procedures against the head, Robert Wilford, by staff, accusation and counter-accusation, and concerns about job-losses because of the perilous state of the finances.
Mr Wilford went absent for personal reasons and a new day-to-day head and executive head brought in.
Mr Wilford resigned. Leicester City Council accepted his resignation. Then they decided not to accept his resignation as they delve deeper into what was happening at the school.
Now I’ve received an anonymous phone call about another head teacher who is apparently off work because of a complaint to the police against him. Allegedly he too has left his job. However, getting to the bottom of this one is proving slightly more difficult.