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Hundreds sign petition calling for headteacher’s reinstatement after he resigns in wake of critical Ofsted report

MORE than 1,300 signatures have been gathered on a fast-growing petition calling for the reinstatement of Ceri Evans as principal at the Ortu Federation Gable Hall School.

Mr Evans’s resignation was announced by the school this week in a letter to parents. The news came in the wake of an Ofsted inspection report rating the school as ‘inadequate’.

The school and federation have declined to make any public statement on the issue despite the wave of local protest.

The petition on the Change.org platform has been organised by local parent Madelyn Sharman-Cole who says: “Mr Evans has been forced out of his position and thrown under the bus!

“Mr Evans is an amazing headteacher who always puts our children first. Our kids and the whole school will really suffer without him.”

The Ortu Federation chief executive, Dr Sophina Asong, in her letter to parents, says Mr Evans’ resignation has not just happened, it was submitted and accepted in May. She gives no explanation why there has been a delay in announcing it.

For the full story, go to Thurrock Nub News below.

https://thurrock.nub.news/news/local-news/hundreds-sign-petition-calling-for-headteachers-reinstatement-after-he-resigns-in-wake-of-critical-ofsted-report-143066

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