Correction: FitzWimarc school

8th September 2006 at 01:00
Our article headlined "Retired deputy head wins pension battle" (16 June) referred to compensation awarded to Jean Weeks following her retirement from the FitzWimarc school.

We have been asked by Tony Ellis, chair of governors, to report the perspective of the school and its governing body, which he considers to have been omitted from the article.

Mr Ellis has pointed out that no admission of liability was made by any of the parties and that the monies received by Mrs Weeks included her substantial legal costs. In addition, mediation was successful because no one party to the action was assured of 100 per cent success at court.

Finally, the comments regarding Mrs Weeks returning to the school in a "pastoral role" and being asked to leave "that minute" would have been vigorously contested in court had mediation been unsuccessful.

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