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Headteacher suspended from York primary school

Headteacher suspended from York primary school

10:34am 14th September 2011

A headteacher at a York primary school is being investigated after suspions were raised over year 6 tests.

Mike Schofield from Haxby Road Primary is suspended from duty.

But the City of York council says it's not a disciplinary action.

The Council released this statement:

Jill Hodges, assistant director of Education at City of York Council, said:

“At the request of the school’s governing body an independent investigation is being carried out into whether there has been any maladministration relating to the Year 6 tests at Haxby Road Primary School.

“As a result of the continuing investigation the headteacher of Haxby Road Primary School has been placed on a precautionary suspension from duty whilst the investigation is concluded.  Please note that this is not a disciplinary sanction.

“Martin Eldred has been appointed as the school’s temporary acting head teacher, to lead the school during the headteacher’s absence. Mr Eldred started his interim post on Tuesday 13 September.

”Mr Eldred has worked for many years as a primary school head teacher in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and also in their school Improvement service. He is very experienced and has worked with a number of primary schools where short-term support was needed.

“We appreciate that this is a difficult situation for staff, parents and children and we are working closely with the school’s governing body to keep parents fully informed of developments.”

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