Has your child had an unusual amount of substitute teachers, and come home complaining of unfair sanctions? What impact does this have on your child’s education and future prospects?
In September 2021, governors of Bishop Challoner School in Shadwell, in consultation with the Diocese or Westminster, quickly appointed Mr J P Morrison as acting executive headteacher. Mr J P Morrison was the diocese’s director of education. Former executive headteacher Mr Richard Fitzgerald had resigned to provide care at home.
This academic year at the schools:
Mr J P Morrison’s appointment became permanent.
6 staff left at Christmas: https://express.adobe.com/page/JR8fQAtLJQhZg/
17 staff left at Easter: https://express.adobe.com/page/jkdfORfkvq4g8/
Recently 16 vacancies are advertised: https://webmicrosites.hays.com/web/bishop-challoner-catholic-federation-of-schools/job-opportunities
Amongst those left (or leaving) are most of the senior leadership team, heads of major faculties, department heads and heads of years.
Next academic year the schools will amalgamate to reduce management costs, yet the schools are covering the cost of a new uniform.
Ofsted rated the girls’ school as good in November 2021, yet Ofsted wrote new leaders, ambitious to secure improvement, had quickly introduced changes. New leaders recognised some staff may be working harder than before, because of these changes.
Mr J P Morrison was Headteacher of St Ignatius College to December 2013, just prior to his role with the diocese. The month after J P Morrison left this school Ofsted found it required improvement. Students were underperforming.
In April 2019 students from St Aloysius’ RC College students protested demanding a change in management. A new management team had been brought in at this school by the Diocese of Westminster. Mr J P Morrison was approached for comment.
Please share this information with parents and carers of children at Bishop Challoner schools.