We are informed by several trustworthy sources that the Purcell School has abolished the position of Head of Music. Quentin Poole, who occupied the post, is no longer seen at the school. There has been no formal announcement and the matter cannot be immediately confirmed.
UPDATED: Poole, an experienced musician, acted as an intermediary between the Headmaster and the various heads of department. He had been at loggerheads with the former head, Peter Crook, who departed in the dead-of-night.
The abolition of his job is seen as strengthening the authority of the present Head, David Thomas, bringing all teaching under his direct control. We are told that some students have written to the Governors asking for Mr Poole to remain.