Head of Sandown Bay Academy resigns (updated)

Sandown Bay academy will be searching for another Head as the current one has just announced that she’ll be leaving.

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This in from AET, in their own words – Ed.


The Principal of Sandown Bay Academy, Claire Charlemagne, has announced that she is resigning from the school with effect from 31 August. Staff and parents were informed earlier today, the school’s first day back from the Easter break. Ms Charlemagne cites family and personal reasons for her decision, and states,

‘It has been a great honour and pleasure to work alongside the Governors and staff to provide for the children and young people in our care. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the many achievements and successes of our students in so many areas of school life.’

Academies Enterprise Trust, the Group to which Sandown Bay belongs, said that new leadership arrangements would be put in place ready for the new term in September, and would be announced as soon as possible.

Julian Drinkall, Chief Executive of AET, said

‘We are extremely grateful to Claire for all she has done for the school. We are very pleased that she will remain leading Sandown Bay through to the end of the school year, and we know she will continue providing the strong leadership, commitment and support she has always shown to the school, its staff and its pupils.’

A spokesperson for AET told OnTheWight,

“AET’s relocation policy allows for reimbursement of relocation expenses up to a maximum of £6,000.

“Claire Charlemagne was provided with this package on her appointment, which is standard policy and practice across our group. Any speculation on further benefits is totally unfounded.”

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26/4/2017 – 14.48 Statement from spokesperson added

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davimel

MMm so now we wait for the true reasons for her resignation, and a description of life under AET rule. Might be interesting?

I do not believe it

Does anyone know whether she will be asked to reimburse her huge relocation package she so recently enjoyed?
Oh! And what about reimbursing her partner’s Ph.D. fees which we als paid for?

Sally Perry

A spokesperson from AET has responded to your allegations – please see the article above.

Caconym

So a £6k relocation package for 18 months in the job?

Value for money, or what!

I do not believe it

I can’t find the comments from AET? Where are they?

Sally Perry

At the bottom of the article. For your convenience, here too:

A spokesperson for AET told OnTheWight,

“AET’s relocation policy allows for reimbursement of relocation expenses up to a maximum of £6,000.

“Claire Charlemagne was provided with this package on her appointment, which is standard policy and practice across our group. Any speculation on further benefits is totally unfounded.”