Newham College principal resigns amid allegations

The principal at Newham College has resigned after ITV News exposed a series of allegations regarding the college's reputation, a spokesperson has said. It follows after the Head of Performing Arts was sacked for making homophobic comments.

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Homophobic rant 'wholly unacceptable' to Newham College

Following the online publication of a recording in which Mark Walcott expressed views wholly unacceptable to us, Newham College formally suspended Mr Walcott with effect from 25th November 2013.

Since that date Mr Walcott has not been allowed onto Newham College's premises; nor has he provided any services to the College. On 9th December the College formally terminated its relationship with Mr Walcott through his company Stratford MADA.

As previously stated, the views expressed by Mr Walcott in that recording do not represent the values of Newham College; the College wishes to restate that it deplores those views.

– Newham College

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