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Controversial plans to convert a Kingsbury school into an academy could finally go through in February, according to the headteacher.

A disgraced former headteacher and five former members of his staff have been told by the High Court they must pay back money they illegally received while working at Copland School.

Plans to convert The Village School into an academy have been approved by the Department for Education.

Union officials have hailed a victory as controversial plans to convert a top Brent special needs school into an academy look to have been turned down.

The headteacher of Harlesden’s Leopold Primary School has stepped down with immediate effect as part of a deal struck to end the threat of teachers’ strikes.

Strike action tomorrow at a troubled Harlesden primary school has been cancelled, the teachers’ union has confirmed.

Police were called to a protest at a troubled primary school in Harlesden where the head has announced retirement plans after allegations of “bullying and harassment” towards staff.

The embattled head of Leopold Primary School this afternoon announced her retirement at the end of March.

Hundreds of angry parents confronted governors at a heated meeting last night, demanding to know why teachers at Leopold Primary School are going on strike.

Strike action is being planned at a primary school in Harlesden amid allegations of “bullying and harrassment” by the headteacher.

Governors have given plans for The Village School to be converted into an academy the green light.

Placard-bearing staff have continued to go on strike as the decision looms over whether to turn The Village School into an academy.

The Village School was closed today (Thursday) after around 70 placard-bearing Kingsbury teachers went on strike outside the school gates.

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