The Exeter headteacher suspended after the revelation that he was paid more than the prime minister has resigned.
Steve Maddern has left West Exe Technology College with immediate effect. An investigation into how the school's budget was spent under his charge is now being carried out.
Just one week after he was suspended as part of an investigation into how the budget at West Exe Technology College was spent, head teacher Steve Maddern handed in his resignation. Questions were raised following the revelation that at £152,000 a year, his salary was higher than the Prime Ministers and three times that of a regular head teacher. Today (Thursday) parents were sent a letter explaining that Mr Maddern was leaving with immediate effect.
The task now for the governors, whose chairman also resigned, is to draw a line under the events of the last few months and support the students and teachers moving forward.
And that's what they've already started with the internal appointment of Vicki Carah as acting headteacher.
West Exe Technology College was on the brink of becoming an academy, which would have taken it away from the control of Devon County Council. Local MP Ben Bradshaw, who led calls for an investigation into the administration of the school, said more controls are needed.
Meanwhile it's business as usual for West Exe, with the first of its major GCSE exams starting in just over two weeks.
While those important exams are just around the corner, an internal investigation into the school is still ongoing. The question is just how public will that final audit be.
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