THE headteacher of North Bromsgrove School has handed in her notice to leave her post at the end of the academic year.

The announcement comes less than a month after the school came under fire from parents and students concerned over staffing changes at the School Drive school, which saw the resignation of seven maths teachers.

Deputy headteacher Mr Smith will also leave to start a new job in September.

A statement on the school website, posted today, reads: "Due to personal and health reasons, Mrs Robin-Jones will not be in school for the next few weeks and has given her notice to leave North Bromsgrove High School at the end of the academic year.

"We wish her well for the future.

"Mr Smith, as deputy headteacher, has been asked to cover the leadership of the school for the remainder of this term.

"However, around Easter time, Mr Smith was successful in obtaining a new post which starts in September.

"We are working closely with the Local Authority to secure leadership for North Bromsgrove High School for the new academic year.

"We are pleased to say that we have successfully recruited to fill a number of vacancies recently and we are confident that the school will be fully staffed for September."

"You will be aware that Ofsted was in school on May 23 and 24.

"As is the normal practice, the judgement is only announced once the report is issued.

"We are currently awaiting the report from Ofsted. Parents will be advised as soon as it is available."