Angry parents throw headteacher out of school
Some angry parents threw the headteacher of a primary school out of the institution over alleged financial mismanagement.
The parents, whose wards attend the Laerskool Theresapark Primary School in Tshwane, South Africa, were seen in a video carrying the headteacher and her chair out the front door of the school building.
The incident happened on the school premises on Thursday morning, May 13.
The headteacher who landed on the floor quickly picked herself up as she faced the parents who continued to call her out.
Reports from the country claimed the action was meted on the headteacher for allegedly bullying other staff members and ‘running the school into financial disrepute’.
South African publication, IOL, said a message had been circulated by parents that Laerskool Theresapark Primary School has been experiencing a lot of resignations by teachers and at some point, several teachers left the school in one month.
“The school seems to be running into financial problems and it seems there is financial mismanagement at the school,” the medium reported. “The previous School Governing Body experienced multiple resignations as well this year in March.
“Our kids are exposed to a toxic work environment when their teachers are bullied day in and out and parents are treated like nobodies by the principal.”
Parents said the headteacher basically ran the school by fear and had no respect for anybody.
“The principal withheld the results and announcement of a new SGB, while she continues to do as she likes with appointing contractors and service providers without contracts.
“The previous financial budget was presented without actuals. So there are many issues at this school and the SGB needs every parent’s support.
“Some concerned parents drafted a memorandum of demands to the principal and set a deadline but the principal ignored the deadlines and answered after hearing we are now after her.”
Parents claim to also have a voice clip that can help people hear how she talks to teachers and staff after she said she never shouts at them.
After being thrown out, the principal managed to get back into her office and locked herself in, while the local police arrived to prevent further confrontation.
Parents say “intervention or without intervention, the principal must go”, IOL reports.
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