Nevertheless, there has obviously been an irretrievable breakdown in the professional relationship between the Head and the Board. Given that Mrs Nairn has the respect and support of the overwhelming majority (probably unanimous with the possible exception of the parents on the Board) of parents and pupils means that the only consciencious decision the Board can make at this point in time is to resign so that the body with the power to do so can reinstate Mrs Nairn or persuade her to reconsider her positiion and return to school, with the Bursar, to do what she does best and what the parents and pupils wish. Our children have GCSE examinations imminently and need the stability and support she has provided throughout her 26 years at the school.
Mrs Nairn has been Headteacher at the school in all but name for many years, taking part not just in a management and teaching role, but present at concerts and productions of all years, getting stuck in running stalls at the Summer and Christmas Fairs and fundraising activities, and being present at many extracurricular events. She knows the name of all the children at the school, from Kindergarten to Sixth Form