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‘Bully’ probe teacher to step down

Date published: 18 July 2014

A HEAD teacher at the centre of a bullying investigation is to leave her position.

As reported in Wednesday’s Chronicle, no disciplinary sanctions will be brought against Lynne Mullen, of Greenacres Primary School in Dunkerley Street.

She 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 and concerns were also raised about pupils’ attendance data and the administration of SATs tests involving last year’s Year 6 pupils.

But the council found no reason to uphold the allegations following an investigation.

Howard Douglas, chair of governors at Greenacres Primary, said: “Following an extensive investigation, we can now confirm that Lynne Mullen’s suspension has been lifted and no disciplinary sanctions have been brought against her.

“Lynne has however taken the decision to move on from her position as head teacher of the school with effect from August 31, 2014.

“She has reached her decision in the hope that it will limit any further distractions to the education of children at the school.

“We will make no further public comment on these matters so that the school community can focus on the next academic year.”

Comments

Another sad example of someone who is named and shamed before evidence is viewed and a decision made who is forced to leave a job with a tarnished reputation

Don't think reputation will be tarnished.
Majority of colleagues and peers in Oldham were supportive all through difficult time.
The amount of time and money taken out of Oldhams education budget which will at the end of the day deprive children must be enormous
Surely the only people who are tarnished are the ones who set the whole charade going by their unnecessary complaints.
Miss Mullen can hold her head high. Can they say the same ?

Another cover up-I wonder who was really behind this story in the first place?

 

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