Parents raise concerns over sudden staffing changes at Henry Hinde Junior School in Rugby

Henry Hinde Junior School welcomed six new members of staff at the start of the month
Henry Hinde Junior School welcomed six new members of staff at the start of the month

A number of sudden staffing changes at a Rugby primary school has left some parents concerned for the future.

Families found out at the start of the new term that Andrew Brown, former headteacher at Henry Hinde Junior School, had left his position.

NET Academies, the Trust that runs the school in Cornwallis Road, Bilton, announced Toni Jackson, an experienced headteacher, would take up the role of acting head.

But some parents have been left anxious about the lack of staff consistency. The school’s latest newsletter, sent out on September 11, introduced six new members of staff.

Maxine Evans, chief executive of the Trust, said the changes would ensure the right people were able to provide students with the best possible education.

But a parent, who did not wish to be named, said her child had ‘slipped through the net’ at Henry Hinde.

“I have resorted to getting my child extra help with maths and English, which I am paying for. Last year my child was really struggling at school and I was called in to a meeting with her form teacher. We were told that they going to assess her and we would be offered the appropriate help, but it never happened, and as the year went on things went from bad to worse. I feel she has slipped through the system due to the lack of communication and help,” she said.

The mum said the staffing changes were a concern.

“It seemed to me some of the staff were jumping from a sinking ship. I hope that the school can soon return to its excellent reputation and our children get the education that they all deserve.”

Ms Evans said: “I am sorry to hear that a parent has experienced this and it is the Trust’s job to make sure no child slips through the net. I welcome the parent community to make direct contact with me and I will do everything I can to instil confidence that these changes are in the best interests of the children.”