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Deputy head resigns from Exeter school

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West Exe Technology College has been in the headlines since news broke that its headteacher was paid more than the Prime Minister Credit: ITV Westcountry

The deputy head teacher of an Exeter college at the centre of a county council audit has resigned. Devon County Council confirmed that Beverly Maddern has handed in her notice at West Exe Technology College. It follows the resignation of her husband Steve Maddern who was headteacher at the college.

Steve Maddern
The announcement follows the resignation of her husband Steve Maddern who was headteacher at West Exe Technology College Credit: Express & Echo

Mr Maddern stepped down last week after it was revealed he was earning more than the Prime Minister on a salary of more than £150,000. Mrs Maddern is on sick leave. She'll officially leave the college at the end of term.

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GOVERNORS: Pay revelation 'damaging' for school

Exeter headteacher Steve Maddern has resigned with immediate effect. It comes after it was revealed Mr Maddern was being paid more than £150,000 a year. Governors at West Exe Technology College described the last two months as 'a difficult period' for those connected with the school.

In a letter to parents of children at the school Peter Scott, Vice Chair of Governors, said the situation had damaged the school's reputation.

Not only was this damaging for the good name and successes of West Exe but also led to the distraction of school business, which is to teach and support students to the highest level.

– Peter Scott, Vice Chair of Governors

Exeter headteacher resigns

Steve Maddern has resigned as headteacher from West Exe Technology College Credit: Express & Echo

An Exeter headteacher, who was being paid more than £150,000 in total per year, has resigned. Steve Maddern hit the headlines after it was revealed he enjoyed huge pay rises, supported by governors at West Exe Technology College.

His total paypacket was almost three times more than the national average headteacher's pay.

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