The Purcell School, whose previous head Peter Crook departed under cover of darkness after allegations of sexual bullying, has announced that a new headmaster will start in September.
Although teacher Paul Elliott, who stepped into the vacancy, was loudly acclaimed as a healing force, he will step down in the summer. Whether the new head can put the school to rights without a full investigation of what went wrong is a matter for conjecture. In other words, I doubt it.
The letter to parents reads: Following an extensive search with a leading educational head-hunter, the governors have appointed Mr David Thomas to take up the post of Headmaster from September… Mr Thomas has been the Headmaster of Reigate School (and further back in his career) Director of Music at Fettes School, Edinburgh