Suspended Orford primary school head resigns for 'personal reasons'

Suspended Orford primary school head resigns for 'personal reasons'

Suspended Orford primary school head resigns for 'personal reasons'

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THE head teacher of St Andrew's Primary School in Orford has resigned three months after being suspended from the role.

Warrington Borough Council has confirmed Keith Cahillane has resigned from the head teacher post for 'health and personal reasons'.

It would not comment on the reason for Mr Cahillane's 'suspension without prejudice' in May.

A spokesman for the council said: “M Cahillane has, for health and personal reasons, stepped down from his role as head teacher of St Andrew's CE Primary School to pursue his teaching career nearer to home.

“In the meantime Mrs McKinnon will continue as acting head teacher. 

“Governors will undertake a recruitment process in the autumn term to find a permanent replacement.”

After being contacted by the Warrington Guardian, Mr Cahillane said he could not comment on the allegation behind his suspension.

He said: “I was very proud to be head teacher of St Andrew's over the last three years, particularly of working with such wonderful parents and children.”

Parents at the school on Mardale Avenue reacted angrily to not being informed of the suspension by the council in May.

They were told of the suspension in a letter following a report in the Warrington Guardian.

Many said they were upset about not being told, but backed Mr Cahillane and called him a 'good head teacher'.

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8:58pm Tue 5 Aug 14

MrCatMan says...

Am gutted and so are my kids. Such a shame. He was a fantastic head and r kids loved him. He turned the school around. Hope the new head has got as much guts as him, but I doubt it. Good luck Mr. Cahillane, u will be missed.
Am gutted and so are my kids. Such a shame. He was a fantastic head and r kids loved him. He turned the school around. Hope the new head has got as much guts as him, but I doubt it. Good luck Mr. Cahillane, u will be missed. MrCatMan
  • Score: 3

12:09pm Wed 6 Aug 14

gordon holt says...

will we ever find out why he was suspended, you don't get suspended over trivial matters, somebody is hiding the truth
will we ever find out why he was suspended, you don't get suspended over trivial matters, somebody is hiding the truth gordon holt
  • Score: 2

12:44pm Wed 6 Aug 14

tojahejome says...

Sounds like a cover up to me. They have found something, but let him off with a resignation so he can keep his pension. I hope the original matter that got him suspended is still be investigated.
Sounds like a cover up to me. They have found something, but let him off with a resignation so he can keep his pension. I hope the original matter that got him suspended is still be investigated. tojahejome
  • Score: 1

1:32pm Wed 6 Aug 14

chunkymunky says...

how terrible that people think the worst of this man. If anyone is 'suspended without prejudice' is means just that, it certainly will be nothing to do with assault or anything criminal towards children. His resignation would not have been accepted until the matter was fully investigated, if anything was found then criminal charges would be brought! Its a simple as, just a shame many dont realise that and assume the worst!

No smoke without fire with you lot eh?!?!? Nothing but horrific usual warringtonian gossip casting their usual horrible assumptions!
how terrible that people think the worst of this man. If anyone is 'suspended without prejudice' is means just that, it certainly will be nothing to do with assault or anything criminal towards children. His resignation would not have been accepted until the matter was fully investigated, if anything was found then criminal charges would be brought! Its a simple as, just a shame many dont realise that and assume the worst! No smoke without fire with you lot eh?!?!? Nothing but horrific usual warringtonian gossip casting their usual horrible assumptions! chunkymunky
  • Score: 12

7:58am Thu 7 Aug 14

richiepooh says...

Would be reasonable to put parents minds at rest to just say whatever the hell it was though.

That way the support can be honest, instead people can only assume what they assume.
Would be reasonable to put parents minds at rest to just say whatever the hell it was though. That way the support can be honest, instead people can only assume what they assume. richiepooh
  • Score: 2

9:30am Thu 7 Aug 14

tojahejome says...

chunkymunky wrote:
how terrible that people think the worst of this man. If anyone is 'suspended without prejudice' is means just that, it certainly will be nothing to do with assault or anything criminal towards children. His resignation would not have been accepted until the matter was fully investigated, if anything was found then criminal charges would be brought! Its a simple as, just a shame many dont realise that and assume the worst! No smoke without fire with you lot eh?!?!? Nothing but horrific usual warringtonian gossip casting their usual horrible assumptions!
Gwet in the real world.
[quote][p][bold]chunkymunky[/bold] wrote: how terrible that people think the worst of this man. If anyone is 'suspended without prejudice' is means just that, it certainly will be nothing to do with assault or anything criminal towards children. His resignation would not have been accepted until the matter was fully investigated, if anything was found then criminal charges would be brought! Its a simple as, just a shame many dont realise that and assume the worst! No smoke without fire with you lot eh?!?!? Nothing but horrific usual warringtonian gossip casting their usual horrible assumptions![/p][/quote]Gwet in the real world. tojahejome
  • Score: 1

9:39am Thu 7 Aug 14

chunkymunky says...

richiepooh wrote:
Would be reasonable to put parents minds at rest to just say whatever the hell it was though.

That way the support can be honest, instead people can only assume what they assume.
yeah...but why always assume the worst of someone????
[quote][p][bold]richiepooh[/bold] wrote: Would be reasonable to put parents minds at rest to just say whatever the hell it was though. That way the support can be honest, instead people can only assume what they assume.[/p][/quote]yeah...but why always assume the worst of someone???? chunkymunky
  • Score: 2

9:40am Thu 7 Aug 14

chunkymunky says...

tojahejome wrote:
chunkymunky wrote:
how terrible that people think the worst of this man. If anyone is 'suspended without prejudice' is means just that, it certainly will be nothing to do with assault or anything criminal towards children. His resignation would not have been accepted until the matter was fully investigated, if anything was found then criminal charges would be brought! Its a simple as, just a shame many dont realise that and assume the worst! No smoke without fire with you lot eh?!?!? Nothing but horrific usual warringtonian gossip casting their usual horrible assumptions!
Gwet in the real world.
thankfully i am and understand how legal working works in relation to public sector workings!!!
[quote][p][bold]tojahejome[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chunkymunky[/bold] wrote: how terrible that people think the worst of this man. If anyone is 'suspended without prejudice' is means just that, it certainly will be nothing to do with assault or anything criminal towards children. His resignation would not have been accepted until the matter was fully investigated, if anything was found then criminal charges would be brought! Its a simple as, just a shame many dont realise that and assume the worst! No smoke without fire with you lot eh?!?!? Nothing but horrific usual warringtonian gossip casting their usual horrible assumptions![/p][/quote]Gwet in the real world.[/p][/quote]thankfully i am and understand how legal working works in relation to public sector workings!!! chunkymunky
  • Score: 2

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