Two Lostock Hall school staff appear before the courts for separate charges

The headteacher of Moor Hey Specialist College in Lostock Hall has been banned from the road for 17 months after admitting drink driving - weeks before her ex colleague faces sentence for child abuse charges.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 3:45 pm

Helen McLenehan, 48, from Rossendale, was fined by magistrates after being caught under the influence in January.

It comes weeks before her former employee Elizabeth Marland, 42, from Fulwood, is sentenced for abusing a boy.

Some people have taken to social media to voice concerns.

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Marland will appear at the Crown Court, while her former boss has already appeared before magistrates for drink driving

A school spokesman said: “We are aware of a court hearing involving a staff member at Moor Hey Specialist College and that the legal process has now concluded.

“As always our key focus remains to provide our pupils with an excellent education.”

OFSTED declined to comment.

The schools supports pupils aged four to 16 with complex needs.

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