Education boss to meet Rothesay Academy parent council

The principal of Rothesay Joint Campus, Wendy Brownlie, has been seconded to a new position, Argyll and Bute Council has announced.
The principal of Rothesay Joint Campus, Wendy Brownlie, has been seconded to a new position, Argyll and Bute Council has announced.

Argyll and Bute’s top education official is to meet members of Rothesay Academy’s parent council to discuss the implications of the recent ruling by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.

Cleland Sneddon, the authority’s executive director of community services, will attend a meeting of members of the parent council on Tuesday, November 26.

Mr Sneddon’s visit comes after the ombudsman upheld a complaint by the parent of a 14-year-old female pupil at the Academy that the school had “unreasonably failed” to follow relevant procedures when dealing with a child protection issue.

On asking whether the council had any plans for a public meeting, or an open meeting with all parents, to discuss concerns over the management of the school, we were told there were no such plans at present.

A spokesperson said: “We will be meeting with the Parent Council soon to have a detailed discussion – after this has taken place, there will be more information available.”

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