Southmoor Academy Principal resigns weeks after investigation launched into 'anonymous allegations'

Southmoor Academy Principal Steve Garrett has resigned after many years’ service, school confirms.

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 4:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 4:58 pm
Southmoor Academy, Ryhope Road, Sunderland
Southmoor Academy, Ryhope Road, Sunderland

Southmoor Academy has confirmed former chief executive officer Mr Garrett made the decision to resign as principal of Southmoor Academy at the end of the Easter holidays.

Dr John Brown, Chair of Trustees, said: “At the end of the Easter Holidays Mr Garrett decided to resign as Principal of Southmoor after many years’ service to pursue new career opportunities elsewhere.

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“Southmoor is grateful to him for his contribution and service.”

On March 10, Southmoor Academy confirmed professional advisors had been asked to investigate anonymous allegations it had received.

Tracey Garner is now registered as the vice principal and acting headteacher of the secondary school.

The academy was rated ‘good’ by Ofsted at its most recent inspection in November 2017.

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