Primary School covering up dismissal of deputy head

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JoEyre123 Sun 10-Mar-19 10:34:47

Hi, advice needed. I have been told that the new head teacher at my daughters primary school was asked to leave her last role for bullying behaving and unprofessional manner. I have been told that she was then handed the job at new school as her old head pulled strings to get her in and school lied about her. Didnt go through proper channels to get job and school not being honest to parents about her reasons for leaving last job.

I need to find proof for myself any ideas where i can find out any complaints made about her and if my daughters school didnt follow procedures to recruit her?

I'm disgusted and concerned.

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Lungelady Sun 10-Mar-19 10:37:07

Been told by who?

Pieceofpurplesky Sun 10-Mar-19 10:39:33

So you listened to gossip, have no actual proof and are disgusted!

Why not wait and see if they can do a good job!

LIZS Sun 10-Mar-19 10:40:05

Or perhaps you should not listen to gossip and give her a go. Unless you are on the Board of Governors you would not be party to this.

GerryblewuptheER Sun 10-Mar-19 10:42:14

You have no proof of anything . And it's not your business confused

Namechangeforthiscancershit Sun 10-Mar-19 10:55:56

Wow. Who has told you all this? What is it that you’re worried about from your child’s point of view?

As far as I understand it, the recruitment processes are really prescribed so I can’t see how they could be bypassed.

JoEyre123 Sun 10-Mar-19 11:02:36

I was told it by an ex colleague of hers. I dont want to use her facts as that could land her in trouble Its not just gossip its from people who know

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JoEyre123 Sun 10-Mar-19 11:04:27

She was head of SEN and yet callled the kids rockers, empty vessels and car crashes and laughed when someone else did too

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cauliflowersqueeze Sun 10-Mar-19 11:05:09

How could an ex colleague possibly know she didn’t go through the “right channels”?
Recruitment is very tight at all levels in schools. You need to stop speculating like this.

LIZS Sun 10-Mar-19 11:08:02

Surely an ex-colleague would have "evidence" hmm

GerryblewuptheER Sun 10-Mar-19 11:11:04

And it's not possible this ex colleague could have a grudge or a mean streak themselves and be saying all sorts.

Discussing personal information with a stranger or even a friend when they arent even entitled to the information they ate divulging and you are worried about unprofessional behaviour from the head ?

Or is unprofessional nasty behaviour ok when it givees you a bit of gossip to spread about ?

Doobydoobeedoo Sun 10-Mar-19 14:57:24

How would the ex-colleague know whether or not the new school had gone through the correct procedures? confused

The reason for leaving would usually be confidential too. Ours only tell parents where the member of staff has given their permission.

user789653241 Sun 10-Mar-19 15:50:25

Only thing that really matter to you is, that if she is a good head at the new(your) school. That's all you need to think about. Her past doesn't really matter.

JITSOG Sun 10-Mar-19 15:57:07

Being a gossip and judging without two sides of the story is an unpleasant attribute.

Writing g about it on the internet suggests you are far too invested in this “gossip” confused

BertrandRussell Sun 10-Mar-19 16:02:35

There is a very strict procedure for appointments in state schools. You could ask the governors for reassurance that it was adhered to.

admission Sun 10-Mar-19 21:30:23

Any governing board who is, as you are alleging, completely ignoring the correct recruitment procedure deserves to be removed from office. However when all you have got as fact is the gossip from any ex-colleague I am afraid that there really is nothing you should be doing but keeping quiet. The one thing a new headteacher does not need is somebody making such comments, they have a difficult enough job as it is

OhDearGodLookAtThisMess Tue 12-Mar-19 20:44:58

Not sure what it's got to do with you, actually.
Why not mind your own business, and wait and see how the school gets along with her. You only need to get concerned if there's something that specifically relates to your own child.

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