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Copley Academy

Mrs Gregory and her deputy Ms Walker-Maxey are both unavoidably absent from school. The two absences are unconnected.  However, the absences have necessitated interim arrangements for leadership to ensure the school runs smoothly.


Chief Executive Officer of the Trust, Allison Crompton said in a letter to parents:


“I understand parents’ concerns particularly, as we are facing significant challenge to improve the quality of education for all your children.


I want to reassure parents that we have secured experienced senior leaders to fill these positions.


Mr Kenwyn Paddy will be acting Principal and Ms Danielle Williams the acting deputy.


Both Mr Paddy and Ms Williams have significant senior leadership experience working with the Rodillian Trust in West Yorkshire. We have specifically approached Rodillian because of their excellent track record in helping schools improve rapidly.


I have put these arrangements in place as quickly as possible to ensure the smooth running of the school and informed you at the earliest possible opportunity. “


Social media reports of suspensions of members of staff and police involvement are incorrect. 

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