All of the teaching staff at a Bristol primary school including the current acting head teacher will leave at the end of the week.
Breaking up for the summer holidays marks the end of the entire teaching staffs' time at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School.
The last substantive headteacher left at Easter 2016 and while an acting leader has been in place for the last year, they will not be continuing in the role come September. A number of staff have left throughout the 16/17 academic year, with the remaining teachers following suit at the end of this summer term.
Our Lady of Lourdes has struggled with disappointing results and the rate of staff turnover. Over the last year however, South Gloucestershire Council has worked with the school to raise standards.
What has happened with staff over the last year?
Seven long-term teachers have resigned over the course of this year. This includes two moving to other local schools, the Acting Head who is taking up a Headship elsewhere and one member of staff’s fixed-term contract is ending.
The last substantive head left at Easter last year. Since then, so for more than a year, the then Deputy has been acting up but leaves this term to take up a new role at a different school. A new Headteacher has been appointed and will take up the position in January. In the interim, leadership will be provided by the Executive Head, with support from the council as required.