Headteacher of failing primary resigns

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THE HEADTEACHER of a Cosham primary school placed in special measures has resigned.

Diana Morrell-Glenister, of Highbury Primary, decided to stand down from her job last month in the interests of her health and of the school, it was announced.

Following her school’s terrible Ofsted inspection in October, Portsmouth City Council applied to the secretary of state for education for permission to suspend the governing body and replace it with an interim executive board to help lift it out of the lowest possible category.

Julian Wooster, the city’s director of children’s services, said: ‘Miss Morrell-Glenister has decided in the interests of her health and of the school community that she will step down from her role as head teacher of Highbury Primary School with immediate effect.

‘Miss Morrell-Glenister will officially be leaving her post at the end of the spring term.

‘The school’s interim executive board has secured the support of John Dean, head teacher at Riders Junior School, in Leigh Park, to undertake the role of interim executive head.’