No similarities between departures
There is no similarity at all between the departure of Bebb Burchell from Lambeth and the reasons behind Sari Conway leaving Bradford.
The former was the result of a council decision following normal consideration of the director's contract renewal; the latter a mutually agreed settlement to terminate an on-going contract.
Ms Burchell has not faced any disciplinary panel regarding the issue of school balances. The officers investigating this matter have not yet completed their report with regard to other officers who may be involved.
While Jill Stansfield is acting director of education until a permanent appointment can be made, Mrs Conway is remaining with Lambeth to complete certain projects.
London borough of Lambeth
Lambeth Town Hall