Crook, an unpopular head, had clashed with the well-liked and very capable head of music, Quentin Poole. In the course of his headship, Crook fired Poole’s partner, the conductor Ian McMillan. Recently, Crook’s successor abolished Poole’s post as head of music.
Today, McMillan’s case for unfair dismissal will be heard at the London Employment Tribunal Appeal Court. Poole’s appeal against dismissal will be heard by the Governors on July 4. We look forward to hearing the results from their respective lawyers and friends.
Students, meanwhile, continue to wear green ribbons in support of the sacked head of music.