UPDATED: Lymm principal resigns following suspension

Angela Walsh has handed in her resignation

Angela Walsh has handed in her resignation

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THE principal of Lymm High School has resigned, the Warrington Guardian can reveal.

Angela Walsh, who has held the position at the school on Oughtrington Lane since 2008, was suspended in June pending an investigation.

Speculation was rife following the sudden suspension of Ms Walsh, but Mr Walshe was unable to comment on the investigation any further amid fears it could jeopardise proceedings.

But her departure was alleged to be linked to the high turnover of staff and the implementation of ‘petty’ rules during her headship.

Following the suspension of Ms Walsh, Tarun Kapur was appointed as the executive principal of the school.

Under Mr Kapur’s leadership, the school was graded as good by Ofsted after inspectors visited the school in December. 

Mr Walshe said: “The school is making great progress, under the leadership of Tarun Kapur, who will be continuing in that role. 

“We want to build for the future on the very good Ofsted report the school achieved, through the hard work of all the school staff.    

“Their professionalism and commitment to the school and the children is a great strength. 

“Right now, the staff and students are very focused on getting the best possible exam results in the summer, and on next term’s activities like the forthcoming production of Midsummer Night’s Dream, and many other sporting and musical events.” 

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12:55pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Karlar says...

Wonder what cushy teaching post she ends up in now?
Wonder what cushy teaching post she ends up in now? Karlar
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6:50pm Fri 18 Apr 14

newcombe says...

It has took 10 months, and the result, She was allowed to resign, She should have been sacked, That is what happens when councillors and civill servants are allowed to spend other peoples money, Those Governors who backed her cause blindly, and now proven wrong, should resign on mass, but I will not hold my breathe because their own judgement to do the right thing is now flwed.
It has took 10 months, and the result, She was allowed to resign, She should have been sacked, That is what happens when councillors and civill servants are allowed to spend other peoples money, Those Governors who backed her cause blindly, and now proven wrong, should resign on mass, but I will not hold my breathe because their own judgement to do the right thing is now flwed. newcombe
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6:22am Sat 19 Apr 14

Idontknowausername says...

As a student at Lymm Sixth Form and having been at Lymm High since Ms Walsh's first year; I think that an explanation to the students about everything that has gone on over the past year is in order. At the moment all we know is gossip and probably nothing more than rumours spread by disgruntled students. Having gone through everything with the school and sticking with it, I feel it's unfair to keep us in the dark. From what I know the majority of teachers aren't certain on what's gone on either.

On a brighter note I think it is worth pointing out that although I can't speak for the lower school, things at sixth form are really good and all of the staff - teachers and heads - are amazing. I think the majority of teaching staff at Lymm are hard-working and good at their jobs; they genuinely care.
As a student at Lymm Sixth Form and having been at Lymm High since Ms Walsh's first year; I think that an explanation to the students about everything that has gone on over the past year is in order. At the moment all we know is gossip and probably nothing more than rumours spread by disgruntled students. Having gone through everything with the school and sticking with it, I feel it's unfair to keep us in the dark. From what I know the majority of teachers aren't certain on what's gone on either. On a brighter note I think it is worth pointing out that although I can't speak for the lower school, things at sixth form are really good and all of the staff - teachers and heads - are amazing. I think the majority of teaching staff at Lymm are hard-working and good at their jobs; they genuinely care. Idontknowausername
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