Six staff suspended at school

The head teacher and five staff members at a primary school in Blackpool have been suspended as police investigate an allegation related to the treatment of pupils.

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Police 'working closely' with school

This allegation, like any allegation involving the wellbeing of young people, is being taken extremely seriously and will be thoroughly investigated as our priority is the safeguarding of young people. We are in the early stages of this inquiry and are working closely with the school and the local authority to establish the circumstances. No arrests have been made at this stage.

– Lancashire Police spokeswoman

Six staff suspensions at school over pupil treatment

The head teacher and five staff members at a primary school in Blackpool have been suspended as police investigate an allegation related to the treatment of pupils.

Blackpool councillor Sarah Riding, cabinet member for education and schools, said:

"We were made aware of an issue at Revoe Primary School that raised concerns to us about the professional judgement made by a number of staff in relation to pupil wellbeing.

Temporary staff have been recruited to avoid disruption to childrens' learning at the school Credit: Google

“Although we have no reason to suspect any child has come to harm this is a serious situation that needed immediate action to be taken.

Lancashire Constabulary said the allegation was being taken "extremely seriously and will bethoroughly investigated as our priority is the safeguarding of young people".

A spokesperson said no arrests have been made at this stage.

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