MP slams sacking of Tilbury school governor

THURROCK MP, Jackie Doyle-Price has joined the howls of protest at the sacking by Thurrock Council bosses of the chair of governors at Tilbury Manor Junior School.

Last week, YT revealed that the veteran governor, with twenty five years experience had been sacked after, according to Mr Gilby, he distributed a questionnaire to parents regarding the proposed amalgamation between the infants and juniors.

Ms Doyle-Price said: “Terry Gilby has been treated very poorly. Clearly a merger of two schools requires sensitive handling and it is the responsibility of the LEA to manage the process effectively in partnership with the school’s management and the governing body. This clearly hasn’t happened here.

“I hope lessons can be learned from this. It surely cannot be right that a well intentioned, public-spirited individual can be dismissed after twenty five years voluntary service. Dismissal should be reserved for very serious misconduct.”

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