Harlesden headteacher suspended over financial mismanagement allegations

Alan King, head of Furness Primary School, has been suspended as Brent Council launch an investigation into the claims

THE HEADTEACHER of a primary has been suspended after allegations of financial and curriculum mismanagement were made against the school.

Alan King, head at Furness Primary School, in Furness Road, Harlesden, was removed from his post by Brent Council.

The council has also suspended the right of the governing body of the school to operate its delegated budget.

A council spokeswoman said the decision to suspend Mr King was taken to allow a full investigation into the allegations, and did not mean he is guilty of misconduct.

Sylvie Libson has been appointed acting headteacher.

Governors have received a confidential letter of warning from Brent Council stating concerns relating to the allegations.

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They have until January 25 to lodge their comments.

Parents and staff have been informed of the move.

A council spokeswoman said: “The council is unable to comment on the details of the allegations or on what, if any, action may need to be taken in the future.

“It would be inappropriate to do so at this stage as the allegations are subject to an ongoing investigation which may be prejudiced by disclosure of details of the case.

“An acting head teacher has been appointed, who will ensure that the wellbeing and education of students is not affected in any way.”