Pressure of job leads to Long Sutton headteacher’s resignation

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The headteacher of the Peele Community College in Long Sutton has resigned, citing the pressures of the job.

Simon Gilman had been in position three years and it is hoped he will return in the new year as a business teacher.

Governors would like to express their disappointment that an honourable man has felt the need to resign his position because of the pressures of being a headteacher in this modern day and age

In a statement to the Lincolnshire Free Press, the board of governors said: “It is with regret the Board of Governors of the Peele Community College have reluctantly accepted Simon Gilman’s resignation as headteacher of Peele.

“The Board wishes to thank him for all the hard work and effort he has put into Peele during his time as an assistant head and headteacher over the past ten years.

“Governors would like to express their disappointment that an honourable man has felt the need to resign his position because of the pressures of being a headteacher in this modern day and age.

“Both Simon and the Board would like to clarify that this was Simon’s decision and his alone; but the Board fully understands and supports his reasons for doing so.

“On a positive, the Board report they are in negotiations for his return as teacher of business in the new year. We look forward to his possible return so that he can continue with his impeccable track record of results.

“In the interim deputy headteacher Elizabeth Smith will be leading Peele.”

Mr Gilman took over in 2012 after previous head Ian Charles was suspended and then left after an investigation into standards at the college.