THE HEADTEACHER of Stifford Clays Primary is absent until further notice.
Anthony Peltier has been head of the school of the school for six years.
The head of Deneholm Primary, Christina Pumfrey has taken the reins at the Whitmore Avenue school.
Stifford Clays is part of South West Essex Community Education Trust along with Deneholm Primary and William Edwards School.
Mr Peltier is also a senior special officer in the Metropolitan Police. In 2011, he received a Pride of Britain Award for saving the life of a boy who was stabbed in a gang fight in London.
The Trust has been contacted for a comment.