Headteacher and senior staff suspended after school IT scam
John Dickens • Published 12 Mar 2012 17:15
- UPDATE: Teachers at St Joseph's School suspended after being stung by IT scam
- St Joseph's School IT scam investigation handed over to officer to determine action
- Future of financially-crippled school is saved after SOS call answered
- School 'at risk' after scam
- Pupils have stories printed at British library
A HEADTEACHER and two senior staff members at a Slough school have been suspended for their alleged part in a national IT scam.
Kevin Jones, headteacher, Victor Crewes, Bursar, and Hannah O'Toole, head of IT, at St Joseph's Catholic School, in Shaggy Calf Lane, were suspended today.
An investigation into the scam and its impact on the school has since been launched.
Father Kevin O'Driscoll, chair of governors, said: "The suspensions follow the school being part of a national IT scam, the details of which have been covered widely in the national press in recent months.
"Suspension is a neutral act and in no way implies guilt. The reasons for the suspension are to ensure the investigation can take place unimpeded and to ensure the interests of all parties are protected.
"The education of the children at our school is paramount and we will be working hard with the teachers at the school to ensure pupils learning is not disrupted by these events.
The council confirmed it is supporting the school with legal assistance.
A spokesperson said: "Slough Borough Council is aware of the situation at St. Joseph's School and we are offering all the support and assistance we can.
"We have tasked some of our finance and legal experts to look closely at the situation with the school and offer advice on ways forward."
- Do you have a child at the school? Let us know your opinion. Email email@example.com
This article appeared in Local Berkshire 13 Mar 12