Head out of school

Kathy McNicholas

Kathy McNicholas

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Mystery surrounds the sudden absence of the headteacher at a controversy-hit Leyland school.

Parents of pupils at Leyland St Mary’s Catholic Technology College have been told that Kathy McNicholas is on “gardening leave.”

The Royal Avenue school, which was partially destroyed by fire last September, has been the subject of and internal investigation involving staff.

Chairman of governors Chris Raven, said today : “Miss McNicholas is currently not in school. However, as the concerns within the school are still being investigated it would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.”

It is understood Miss MicNicholas has not been suspended

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