A college has been shut till additional discover following a dispute over workers workload and “an over-reliance” on measuring pupils’ progress.
Bollin Major College in Bowdon, Higher Manchester has been closed resulting from issues a couple of “lowered capability of the senior management”.
The council mentioned it was to “safeguard and shield pupils”.
It follows a strike by lecturers on Thursday supported by some mother and father who demonstrated exterior college.
In an announcement, the council and the college’s governors mentioned: “This resolution has not been taken flippantly however is critical to make sure the secure operation of the college within the gentle of issues concerning the lowered capability of the senior management on the college.
“While we admire this matter might be a disruption to the pupils and household life, it’s of the utmost significance to safeguard and shield pupils on the college and the council is actively taking steps to get the college reopened as quickly as attainable.”
The council additionally added it was investigating a movie circulating during which workers have been allegedly making unfavorable chants concerning the head instructor Michelle Brindle throughout a celebration.
Peter Intermediary, regional secretary of the Nationwide Union of Academics which represents 19 of the 22 lecturers on the college mentioned: “The strike was about workload – there have been various initiatives launched with none session of the workers.”
He mentioned the dispute dates again to earlier within the college 12 months when some progress was made however then the governors and father or mother governors have been changed.
Mr Intermediary mentioned: “What we would like is a system of planning and accountability within the college launched in session with workers moderately than oppressive and punitive method in place which isn’t within the curiosity of lecturers or college students.”
A petition of no confidence in the head teacher has been signed by greater than 900 folks.
Ms Brindle was unavailable for remark however has beforehand defended her management and mentioned she was 100% dedicated to the college.
The varsity which teaches greater than 200 pupils from the age of three to 11 was rated as “excellent” by Ofsted in 2007.
Its “excellent” ranking was upheld in an interim evaluation in 2010.