My only hope is that coup fails

I HAVE been a governor of Glemsford School for over three years, having spent 39 years in education and 15 years as a headteacher.

Before joining the governing body at Glemsford School I have been a governor of four other schools and I have been vice-chair for two years.

I am horrified at the attitude and actions of the county council. The last full Ofsted report writes: “The headteacher is highly regarded by all parties - governors, parents, staff and pupils - and this satisfaction reflects her considerable efforts over the years to establish an inclusive school at the centre of the village.”

Under Leadership and Management the report writes: “The effectiveness of the governing body in challenging and supporting the school so that weaknesses are tackled decisively and statutory responsibilities met is given a grade 2 - good”.

It seems from other evidence that the school was misled by a cunning plan involving “free computers” which left the staff in the current position. I hope that the governing body, who are volunteers and who know the school intimately and care about its community and ethos, will remain and the current “coup” will be unsuccessful.

I am also a little concerned as I have heard that officials who have handled the current situation will now flee into retirement.

It really makes me lose my faith in human nature!

JOHN WATTS

The Limes

Long Melford