Allegations against head teacher ‘unfounded’
Date published: 16 July 2014
BULLYING allegations against a Greenacres head teacher are set to be dropped following an investigation.
Lynne Mullen, head at Greenacres Primary School, was suspended in April after complaints were received that teachers were being bullied by management.
Three members of staff lodged grievance complaints against Ms Mullen, who took over as head at the Dunkerley Street school in 2010.
Concerns were also raised about pupils’ attendance data and the administration of SATs tests involving last year’s (2012-13) Year 6 pupils.
But the Chronicle understands that an investigation undertaken by the council found no reason to uphold the allegations.
A month before her suspension, Ms Mullen took sick leave and the head teacher role was temporarily filled by Martine Buckley, executive head teacher of both Mather Street and Yew Tree primary schools.
When the investigation started, a member of staff who asked to remain anonymous said parents hadn’t been told of Ms Mullen’s suspension and accused the council of a cover-up.
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