1 Feb 2015

Teachers Council confirms investigation

7:51 pm on 1 February 2015

The Teachers Council has confirmed it is investigating the head of an Auckland Charter School which is set to open its doors to students for the first time this week.

Middle School West, in Auckland, was officially opened yesterday, but on Tuesday 130 students will begin their education there.

James Haggett is Principal of the Charter School, a position he took up in November last year.

The Teachers Council would not say what he was accused of, but a spokesperson for Middle School West said they understood the investigation related to an alleged indiscretion around the administration of examination entries in 2013, when Mr Haggett was deputy principal in charge of curriculum at St Peter's College.

A spokesperson for Middle School West said it would ask the Teachers Council tomorrow if Mr Haggett should stay on, while being investigated.

It said they had secured a good reference from St Peter's College before they hired Mr Haggett.

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