Preston - 'Outstanding' head suspended indefinitely

2nd April 2010 at 01:00

A headteacher at a leading Preston school has been suspended after complaints were made to the board of governors.

Letters were sent to the homes of pupils from Archbishop Temple School telling parents that head Darren Hugill will be "absent from school for the foreseeable future".

In a recent Ofsted report, the school was praised for its "outstanding leadership".

It is unclear what the details behind his suspension are but it is understood that a number of complaints had been made to the governing body by members of staff.

In her letter, Janice Astley, chairman of the school governors, wrote: "Mr Hugill will be absent from school for the foreseeable future. I would like to reassure parents that his absence is in no way related to any matter of safeguarding or child protection.

"I would wish to reassure you that Mr Hugill's absence will not affect the smooth running of the school and, with the diocese and county council's help, we expect to have in place an associate headteacher."

According to the Lancashire Evening Post, parents have been told to expect a second letter but the school is refusing to comment on the issue any further. RV.

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