'Ghost' head will appeal against demotion

25th May 2001 at 01:00
THE head of Mount Florida primary has been demoted by Glasgow after being disciplined over the "ghost pupils" row. Lesley Dalgleish is to be offered a teaching post in the city.

Miss Dalgleish was found to have breached regulations on the registration and recording of pupils while failing to maintain standards on other management issues. She is to appeal.

The authority will now review payment procedures for supported study allowances.

Miss Dalgleish dmitted through her solicitors that she had maintained an inflated roll but only to avoid losing a teacher midway through the session when pupil numbers would have risen in the following year because of increased rolls in feeder nurseries.

Maire Whitehead, head of St Mirin's primary, is to appeal against her final written warning on similar issues.

Meanwhile, South Lanarkshire is continuing its inquiry into similar allegations of ghost pupils.


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