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Middle East Update

We have now concluded our investigation into some videos posted earlier this year on the social media site Tik Tok.  They contained alleged comments made by a member of staff in a discussion on the crisis in the Middle East.  These have now been taken down.

As with any allegation, we followed our agreed procedures including liaising with our partners in the Local Authority.  As part of the full investigation into all aspects of this, that included speaking to witnesses, I am satisfied that the alleged comment reported in the videos (that caused such offence) was in fact an inaccurate representation. Appropriate action regarding the discussion has now been taken.  

Over the last few weeks we have given students further opportunity to discuss the crisis in the Middle East and space to think about how we might respond to this terrible situation. It is one which many students have understandably felt very strongly about and we therefore intend this to be an ongoing feature of our curriculum. 

Alex Thomas, Headteacher

13 July 2021