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Statement from Kingsleigh Primary School

“This has been a very difficult time for all those involved, not just our staff, many of whom have felt a deep sense of anger and betrayal that one of our profession could engage in such activities, but for everyone in our school community.

“The school checks and vets all staff thoroughly and has robust safeguarding procedures in place to ensure children in its care are not at risk. Mr Clannachan was also subject to those checks but he had no previous record against him. He most certainly does now.

“Kingsleigh Primary is a great school where children thrive and teachers are passionate about learning. We have much to be proud of and one individual’s criminal actions does not change the way we feel about the school."


Teacher admits downloading child abuse images

A primary school teacher has admitted making indecent images of children and possessing animal porn.

Forty-year-old year old Simon Clannachan was a teacher at Kingsleigh Primary in Bournemouth. No child from the school was involved.

He has since resigned. Today Clannachan pleaded guilty to 21 charges. He is due to be sentenced on July 26.