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Former Nether Stowe High School headteacher suspended from new post

Barrie Cooper

Barrie Cooper

The former headteacher of a Lichfield high school has been suspended from his new role.

Barrie Cooper, who spent four years at Nether Stowe High School,  has been suspended from his current job as principal at West Lakes Academy following a vote of no confidence in his leadership from members of the teaching staff.

According to the News & Star in Cumbria, Mr Cooper and the Academy’s director of business and enterprise are the subject of an investigation after three teaching unions submitted a formal grievance letter.

But the Academy’s chair of governors Mick Farley explained that the suspension was a ‘neutral’ act. He told the News & Star:

“It does not constitute disciplinary action and must not be taken as implying any assumption or acceptance that the allegations are well-founded.”

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  1. Gemma

    16th June, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    I notice that Mr Cooper and his associate are alleged to have bullied staff at his current School.
    I wonder if the staff at Netherstowe School (where my child is a pupil) received the same treatment? if so I feel very sorry for them.

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  4. hannah

    24th January, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    ha he used to be my old headteacher at netherstowe