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Primary school head and caretaker suspended
THE HEAD TEACHER and caretaker at a Wembley primary school have been suspended by the council.
Head Jean Gordon Reynolds and caretaker Melvin Thorpe were suspended from their roles at Park Lane Primary School this week after an investigation by the authority into the management of finances.
A spokesman for the council said: "This is a neutral act and should not be seen as a prejudgment of the issues by the governing body. Nor does it imply any guilt or willful misconduct on the part of the suspended employees.
"The school and council are unable to comment on the details of the investigation or on what, if any, action may need to be taken in the future. It would be inappropriate to do so until the governing body have considered the issues and any possible disciplinary action has been completed."
Staff, parents and carers were informed about the move, and the council has arranged for the head teacher and deputy head teacher of a "local, successful primary school" to provide support for Park Lane whilst the matter is dealt with. The spokesman added: "They will work with the deputy head and assistant head teacher at Park Lane to ensure the best possible education and care continues to be provided for the pupils."
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