Primary head resigns after being arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children

Kent Online is reporting that a head teacher who was arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children has resigned from his primary school.

Tim Watson, 54, was on personal leave from Cliffe Woods Primary School in View Road, and is understood not to have been at his desk since Easter.

Parents were sent a letter before the end of term from chairman of governors, Dianne Foreman.

She wrote that she had accepted Mr Watson’s resignation effective from August 31.

She added: “During his 10 years at Cliffe Woods, Mr Watson worked extremely hard and he leaves the school in a strong position.”

She said next term, the school would start the process of advertising for a new principal, although it would take some time…

The letter also announced the appointment of Sarah Robins as interim deputy head and said that the school would continue to be supported by The Williamson Trust in September for as long as was required.

Parents expressed their anger on social media after the Messenger broke the news of Mr Watson’s arrest on Friday, June 12, complaining that the school had not informed them before it was published in the paper.

They were sent a letter from interim head teacher Amanda Weallans that day apologising for not contacting them sooner, but said they were following advice from the police…

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  1. wasateacher

    I have noticed that bad news stories relating to academies often don’t mention that the school is an academy, whereas when it is a good news story it does.  This leads to the wrong impression that all bad news relates to local authority schools and all good new relates to academies.

    This school converted to academy status in 2011.

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