FEARS have been raised by parents of children attending North Bromsgrove High School after seven teachers from the maths department resigned.
It is claimed the group will be leaving their posts by the end of the school term after handing in their notices last week.
The school is yet to officially announce the news to parents but the Standard has spoke to several sources, including headteacher Angelina Robin-Jones who admitted the teachers were leaving.
“I don’t believe it’s much of a story because many schools around the area are losing staff.
“It is a normal process and I find it unusual to only focus on us.”
Mrs Robin-Jones, who joined the school at the beginning of last year, has been criticised on social media and was also under-fire in December when she moved to reassure parents after several other teachers left their posts.
She refused to comment on the reasons the maths teachers were leaving but said she would inform all the children and parents in the near future.
Meanwhile the Standard has been contacted by several people who claim to be disillusioned with the headteacher’s approach.
A school governor, who has a daughter at North Bromsgrove High School, said: “As a parent I am appalled we have had no official explanation from the school regarding the resignations.
“I had to hear it from my daughter who was informed by her teacher in class.
“It’s such a critical time for students at the school because they are sitting exams and we can’t stand for this kind of disruption.”
North Bromsgrove’s Sixth-Form students have been commenting on social media, with one saying ‘the difference the headteacher has made to our school is shocking’, and another saying ‘the school has made me so incredibly unhappy’.
A spokesperson for North Bromsgrove High School said: “It has come to our attention that comments have been made regarding the school and staffing.
“North Bromsgrove’s staff remain fully committed to the education and care of its pupils.
“Students in years nine, ten and 12 have received an additional assembly today to reassure them.
“Like many schools, there will be some staffing changes at the end of the year. Once our curriculum and staffing has been finalised early next half-term, we will provide an update to parents and pupils.”
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