New King Solomon acting head Dr Paul Doherty writes to parents after Jo Shuter teaching ban
- Credit: Archant
The new acting headteacher for King Solomon has assured parents he “will do his level best” for pupils during his time in charge of the Barkingside school.
School governors announced Dr Paul Doherty would take over from the previous headteacher Jo Shuter who was banned from teaching for life earlier this week after she was found guilty of unacceptable professional misconduct.
Dr Doherty, also the head teacher of Trinity Catholic High School, in Woodford Green, confirmed he would not be paid extra for being King Solomon’s acting head.
In the letter, he wrote: “The governors of King Solomon High School wish to appoint an acting headteacher until certain matters are resolved.
“The Governors and the London Borough of Redbridge have asked if I would take up such a post.”
You may also want to watch:
He added he was “honoured to be approached” by King Solomon school.
Dr Doherty, who was awarded an OBE in 2012 for his services to education, also answered six questions in the letter, ranging from issues such as his role to his expectations for the school.
- 1 Flooding causes road and rail disruption across east London
- 2 Developments approved in Redbridge so far in 2021
- 3 Ilford charity opens B&M store in Newbury Park
- 4 Update: Missing girl, 12, found 'safe and well'
- 5 Redbridge clean-up underway after flash floods close A&E and damage homes
- 6 Dagenham set to sign youngster Aaron Blair as McQueen to go out on loan
- 7 Primary schools in Redbridge rated outstanding by Ofsted
- 8 Backlash as Fairlop Waters meadow turned into overflow parking
- 9 Weather warning in place with east London set for thundery weekend
- 10 Man charged with Ilford robbery
“I will insist on the highest possible standards in every aspect of school life,” he wrote, before adding: “There is absolutely no negotiation over these crucial issues.”
With the summer examination period continuing, Dr Doherty also added: “The most important thing about King Solomon High School are the children. Time is precious. This is not a rehearsal.”
What do you think of the appointment of Dr Doherty? Please get in touch with the Ilford Recorder newsdesk 02084773825 or email email@example.com