Burton Joyce Primary head teacher suspended
THE head teacher at Burton Joyce Primary School has been suspended.
Margaret Gretton's suspension comes at a time when Notts County Council is investigating the way the school has been run.
Allegations made against the school have included two Year 4 girls not being prevented from watching adult TV while on a field trip to Skegness.
It has also been claimed that important decisions about the school have been taken by governing body committees, but that formal records of these meetings do not exist.
Phil Palmer, head teacher at Cropwell Bishop Primary School, will take over as acting head teacher at Burton Joyce until the investigation is concluded.
The decision to suspend Mrs Gretton follows a meeting of the school's governing body last night.
John Slater, the authority's service director for education standards and inclusion, said: "We have been notified that the governing body at Burton Joyce Primary School has chosen to suspend the school's head teacher.
"The council will now continue to work with the school and governors to bring a full and proper investigation to a timely conclusion.
"[Mr Palmer] will work closely with the governing body, ourselves and all colleagues at the school to maintain the high quality of teaching and learning which are already features of the school.
"The county council will continue to support the school during this period."
The school had applied for academy status to the Department for Education.