Union chiefs back appointment

UNION chiefs say they have no problem with Andrew Jordon taking over the reins from his dad.

Heather Forse, a spokeswoman for the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) said: “Putting their personal relationship to one side, it would seem like good practice for a mentoring head to remain in place to assist the smooth transition of leadership duties so this can only be good for the school.

“As far as being father and son is concerned, it probably is unusual for this to be the case.

“But as long as the relationship has been declared, that no influence has been brought to bear on the prospective employers and that the interview panel has been satisfied that the incoming candidate fulfils their required criteria then there’s no reason why this appointment should not have been made.”