The principal and deputy of Cardinal Newman College in Preston have been suspended amidst allegations of bullying. The row centres around unfair redundancy selection procedures, but the case against the management team is worsened by ongoing individual complaints of bullying.
Typically, Ofsted described the leadership and management as outstanding and inspirational in the college's last inspection. Why is it always the outstanding colleges and schools that have the highest incidents of bullying and other incompetencies in senior managers? Why are the inspection results so backwards like that?
There are many many comments at the bottom of this article, including several from a user called 'TeacherAtCardinal' which make for very interesting reading, so I suggest you take a look.
A lot of schools and colleges are going to be making redundancies soon, so I am wondering if this will bring to light a lot of the unfair procedures in other educational establishments too? Will the cuts and job losses end up exposing the bullying managers enough so that something can be done about them?