‘No compulsory redunancies’ at new academy

Thomas Whitham Sixth Form

Thomas Whitham Sixth Form

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There will be no compulsory redundancies if a Burnley sixth form is granted its wish of becoming an academy according to an acting headteacher.

Thomas Whitham Sixth Form in Barden Lane, which the Burnley Express revealed last week is bidding for Academy status, will lose some staff due to “natural wastage”, including acting head Mr Dave Sheridan who is retiring.

Mr Sheridan said: “We are still in the very early stages of our bid to become an academy, and at the moment we aren’t anywhere near making any decisions.


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