Prestatyn school's Head suspended
21 June 2012 |
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THE headteacher of a Prestatyn primary school has been suspended.
Ysgol Clawdd Offa head Martin Edwards and a second member of staff have been suspended from the school.
Denbighshire Council said it was investigating the reasons behind the suspensions.
A spokesman for the council said: “Whilst we cannot comment on the individuals concerned, we can confirm two people have been suspended from the school and the council is currently looking into the reasons behind the suspension.
“Suspension is a neutral act and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.”
The English medium primary school was opened in September 2008 by the Welsh minister for Lifelong Learning Jane Hutt.
There are 181 pupils aged between three and 11 at the school on Ffordd Penrhwylfa.
A 2010 Estyn report found Mr Edwards had provided the school with “outstanding” leadership.
The report said: “His high expectations and clear vision has successfully promoted pupils’ progress in all aspects of their school life. This has established the school’s ethos and reputation within the local and wider community.”
Members of the school’s PTA and board of governors declined to comment on the suspension.
There had been concern in 2009 over the possible merging of Ysgol Penmorfa and Ysgol Bodnant in Prestatyn due to falling pupil numbers with the opening of Ysgol Clawdd Offa blamed by some parents.