Unqualified teacher quits school

A headteacher appointed to run a free school in south London despite having little experience or teaching qualifications has left the job just weeks after it opened.

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New headteacher Pimlico Primary already appointed

The full message on the school's website from Dr J J Saxton, director of education at Future Academies, said:

I am writing to let you know that having successfully set up and opened Pimlico Primary, Annaliese Briggs has decided to leave Future Academies to pursue other opportunities within primary education.

A new principal of Pimlico Primary has been appointed. Coming from within the group, our new principal is already known to you and your children, and brings over 10 years experience in both early years and leadership.

We are delighted that Annaliese will continue to support Pimlico Primary as it grows by becoming a governor.

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