Grays School: Head-teacher quits

GRAYS SCHOOL and Media Arts College have officially announced that head-teacher Lynn Ibeji has stood down from her post.

In a short statement, the school stated: “Lynn Ibeji has decided to leave the school by mutual agreement. We wish her all the best for the future.”

Thurrock Council has now set itself the task of finding a new head.

A council spokesperson said: Thurrock Council will work closely with The Grays School Media Arts College and its governing body over the coming weeks.

Cllr Oliver Gerrish, the council’s education portfolio holder, said: “At the moment stability is the key for the school. Parents, staff and pupils need to be assured that the council and the school are working together looking to the future.

“At the moment, the school is being led by acting Head John Marchant, who has many years’ experience there.

“Thurrock Council is doing all it can to support Mr Marchant at this time, including assistance from the School Improvement team.”

Cllr Gerrish added: “Looking to the long term future of the school, we are very ambitious for them and are determined to explore every avenue in realising the huge potential of the school”.

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