Parents demonstrated outside the school on Thursday

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Dad and mom demonstrated exterior the college on Thursday

A faculty has been shut till additional discover following a dispute over employees workload and “an over-reliance” on measuring pupils’ progress.

Bollin Main Faculty in Bowdon, Better Manchester has been closed because of issues a few “lowered capability of the senior management”.

The council stated it was to “safeguard and defend 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 stated: “This choice has not been taken evenly however is important 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 recognize this matter shall be a disruption to the pupils and household life, it’s of the utmost significance to safeguard and defend 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 by which employees had been allegedly making unfavorable chants concerning the head instructor Michelle Brindle throughout a celebration.

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The council is probing allegations employees had been making unfavorable chants concerning the head

Peter Intermediary, regional secretary of the Nationwide Union of Academics which represents 19 of the 22 lecturers on the college stated: “The strike was about workload – there have been numerous initiatives launched with none session of the employees.”

He stated the dispute dates again to earlier within the college 12 months when some progress was made however then the governors and mum or dad governors had been changed.

Mr Intermediary stated: “What we wish is a system of planning and accountability within the college launched in session with employees relatively 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 stated 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.