A primary school head teacher who was dismissed from her job is set to be awarded an estimated £90,000 in compensation. The 60-year-old woman won a three-year fight against the governors of the school at which she was head teacher, claiming that she was the victim of an unfair dismissal. After formally suspending the head teacher, the board of governors stated during a mass resignation that they could not ensure the safety of children if the woman were to return to the school.
When the woman took up the position of head teacher in 1986, there were 14 pupils at the school; by 2011, there were 133 pupils. In 2009, Ofsted inspectors praised the institution for, among other things, excellent leadership. In September 2011, the head teacher raised a grievance about inappropriate behaviour by two governors, including the new chairman.