Parents at Bury Lawn have presented Gems with a list of demands

27th May 2005 at 01:00
* Parents at Bury Lawn have presented Gems with a list of demands after the school lost its fourth headteacher in two years.

Pupils marched out in protest last week when the school's latest acting head Mark Olejnik was dismissed days before the start of A-levels. Mr Olejnik, who had been a history teacher and deputy head at Bury Lawn for 15 years, was replaced by Gems with Dr Sheila Kaye.

A group of 250 parents this week drew up a list of demands for Gems, including that the company give parents a say in the appointment and dismissals of staff and explain why it replaced Mr Olejnik.

The company said in a statement that it had greatly improved Bury Lawn's facilities and curriculum and reserved the right to make staff changes when it deemed them necessary.

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