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.
More top news
Nearly 95% of houses on sale in the South West aren't affordable for families looking to buy their first home, new research has shown.
New research indicates obesity in children has different causes at different ages
A new film celebrating life in Somerset will have its premiere in Taunton tonight. It was shot on film which was developed using cider.