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Head quits job
9:00am Friday 1st November 2013 in News
THE head teacher of Winton Community Academy has resigned after six years at the school, it has been announced, following the results of this summer’s examinations – and won’t be returning after half-term.
In a letter to students and parents Chris McShane said that despite the academy having its best ever GCSE results in the summer, the headline figure of five A*-C passes, including English and maths, fell below the Government target of 40 per cent, resulting in the academy being in a very vulnerable position with the Department for Education (DfE).
He said he did not share the DfE’s view that there was a direct correlation between results and leadership.
In the letter he said: “I have had six wonderful years as the head teacher of Winton and it, you, will always have a very special place in my heart, it has been a privilege to serve this community."
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