The Governors are scheduled to meet today to discuss an appeal from Quentin Poole against his dismissal as Head of Music. The reasons privately given for his disappearance are financial – unsurprising, given the apparent £200,000 payoff to the last headmaster, not to mention legal costs.
Pupils at the school have taken to wearing green ribbons in support of Mr Poole. Some have been told off by teachers, who confiscated their ribbons.
Support for Mr Poole has spread widely around the British music community, as the Governors will discover if they go on Facebook or read the comments on Slipped Disc.
The outcome of today’s decision will be far-reaching. If there is any commonsense at the table, several Governors should do the honourable thing and fall on their silver teaspoons.