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Weston Park School: Headteacher of popular primary absent for six months

PUBLISHED: 08:00 12 December 2016

The headteacher of Weston Park Primary School in Stroud Green has been off work for six months. Picture: Polly Hancock

The headteacher of Weston Park Primary School in Stroud Green has been off work for six months. Picture: Polly Hancock

Archant

Parents have been left in the dark as to why the headteacher of a primary school has not been at work for the past six months.

Nic Hunt, head of Weston Park Primary in Denton Road, has been absent from his post since May this year.

The reasons for his extended leave are unclear.

A Haringey Council spokesman said: “Nic Hunt is still headteacher of Weston Park Primary.

“The reasons for his leave of absence are personal and confidential.”

The council would not make any further comment.

Deputy head Marianne Rebak has taken up the role of acting headteacher in his absence.

Parents at the popular primary are understood to have full confidence in the acting head, with one saying she is “doing an excellent job”.

The school was last inspected by Ofsted in November 2012 when it was rated as “good”.

In their report inspectors praised the headteacher’s “enthusiasm and strong leadership” for bringing together an “effective team focused on ambitious targets” for Weston Park.

Mr Hunt is also a prominent face of the school in the local community.

In March 2015 he rode a child’s tricycle down The Broadway in Crouch End as part of the school’s Red Nose Day fundraising efforts.

Jessica Rouleau, chair of governors at Weston Park, said: “The governing body has nothing to add to Haringey’s statement.”

Cllr Kirsten Hearn, chair of the children and young people’s scrutiny committee at Haringey Council, said: “The governing body I’m sure has this in hand or we would have heard a bit more about it.

“There have been no key issues brought to my attention.”

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