Updated: Governors backing superhead Mo Brennan despite guilty ruling

School governors today backed superhead Dame Mo Brennan after she was found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct. Governors at the Barr Beacon school in Aldridge school said they were “100 per cent behind” her.

Dame Mo Brennan
Dame Mo Brennan

School governors today backed superhead Dame Mo Brennan after she was found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct.

Governors at the Barr Beacon school in Aldridge school said they were “100 per cent behind” her.

It emerged today she could be banned from teaching for life after a Teaching Agency panel yesterday ruled she was guilty of making “inappropriate alterations” to attendance registers for pupils at Hillcrest School in Netherton, where she was previously headteacher.

She was found guilty alongside colleagues Shelley Derham and Linda Westwood.

But governors at Dame Mo’s current school Barr Beacon today gave her their backing and said they would be giving evidence in her favour.

Councillor Mike Bird, speaking on behalf of the governors, said: “We are disappointed with the result of the hearing, which was into something that happened over nine years ago.

“We are 100 per cent confident Mo is the best headteacher we have ever seen at the school.

“As a governing body we are not happy with the wording of the ruling, which uses the word dishonest.

“We want to welcome her back into Barr Beacon School where she can continue doing good work there.”

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