Hartismere School headteacher claims council acted with “its normal rudeness and disrespect” following objection

Eye, Suffolk. Hartismere School.
Eye, Suffolk. Hartismere School.

A north Suffolk headteacher has accused Suffolk County Council of acting “with its normal rudeness and disrespect” following an objection about their admissions policy.

The comments came as part of Hartismere School’s official response to the complaint to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA).

Our last response is that you [the OSA] and the LA have wasted our time with nonsense and have lost our respect

Hartismere School headteacher James McAtear

Suffolk County Council’s objections included a lack of information on the school’s website and the use of confusing terminology.

The school, in Eye, has said the recommended changes have been implemented.

“All the array of exceptionally minor changes suggested with the normal rudeness and disrespect by the LA [Suffolk County Council] have been implemented without exception and approved by governors. Our last response is that you [the OSA] and the LA have wasted our time with nonsense and have lost our respect,” said headteacher James McAtear.

“You are wasting taxpayers’ money. If you do have to publish your ‘findings’ we are expressly asking that you include our comments as they are provided above without alteration or other attempts at dissimilation.”

A county council spokesperson said: “We will always raise concerns with the Office of the Schools Adjudicator if we feel it is important to the education of local children.

“As the adjudicator has determined that our concerns were valid we look forward to changes being made quickly by the school.”