Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Headteacher suspended for using fake sick note to go on holiday

rosewood1.jpg

We know people often use the line "do as I say, not as I do" but this really takes the biscuit.

A headteacher at a school in Burnley has been suspended after going to Brazil for a cycling holiday during term time.

58-year-old Ian McCann, head of Rosewood Primary School, had requested a leave of absence to take part in a charity bike ride in Brazil during the final week of term; however, when governers declined it, he reportedly handed in a 'sick note' and went anyway.

Making the episode doubly embarrassing, Lancashire County Council was recently named top of a list of councils fining parents for taking their children on term-time holidays, with 3,907 fines issued between September 2014 and July 2015.

Chair of the school's governors Alex Bird stated: "I can confirm that a member of staff has been suspended. However, as the matter is subject to investigation we will not be commenting further at this time."

Rule number one of bunking off Mr McCann, as any kid will tell you: never request it as holiday first - they might, just might smell a rat if you're then subsequently 'sick'.

Perhaps he needs to go back to school himself.

[via BBC]

Related

mathsquestion1.jpg

This supposedly simple Maths question is driving the internet insane

energytasks1.jpg

These brilliant cartoons sum up life perfectly

phone2.jpg

Your Smartphone Is Bad For Your Brain

Comments

More

Three very 2017 words have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary

The dictionary is now officially woke

by Gary Ogden
27 Jun 2017

Donald Trump's watch strap is the grossest thing you'll see today

It's so unsettling...

by Carl Anka
27 Jun 2017

Nintendo are bringing back the SNES console this September

The SNES Classic will also feature a previously unreleased game

by Carl Anka
26 Jun 2017

Prada is selling a paperclip for £145

They're definitely cheaper in Ryman

by Tom Victor
26 Jun 2017

Everything you need to know about the DUP 'confidence & supply' deal

Is it a coalition of chaos?

by Dave Fawbert
26 Jun 2017

Choose Your Own Adventure: British Politics

What would have happened if every big decision had gone the other way? Find out here

by Dave Fawbert
26 Jun 2017

A staggering number of people broke up with their partners over Brexit

You could say they voted leave on their relationship...

by Dave Fawbert
26 Jun 2017

Jeremy Corbyn had a dig at Theresa May's field of wheat comment

He's *appalled* by the whole thing

by Alex Finnis
26 Jun 2017

Watch Bradley Lowery’s classmates come together to sing for him

We're not crying, you're crying

by Tom Victor
23 Jun 2017

Science finds that couples that spoon have a better relationship

Wonder what this means for duvet hogs...

by Carl Anka
23 Jun 2017