Head of troubled primary school quits

MANOR Primary School in Dickens Avenue, Tilbury has a new interim head teacher.

Alex Seaford announced her resignation at the start of the summer holidays and Thurrock Council has worked quickly to find an interim replacement.

Adrian McNeillis is a very experienced head who has worked in schools across Essex and Kent as well as in Slough and other areas.

In a letter issued to parents at the start of term on Monday (2 September) they were told the new head was “very keen” to meet them and that he would be “available on the gate daily”.

His is also planning a half-hour meeting with parents after school on Thursday (5 September) at 3.30pm in the school.

Cllr John Kent, portfolio holder for education said: “I would like to thank the council staff who worked across the break to find Adrian and get him in post as quickly as we did.

“I would also like to thank Alex for her total dedication to the school over the three years she was head there and to wish her well for the future.”

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