I wonder which other independent girl's school paid this woman to do this.
It beggars belief.
They must be rubbing their hands together now as the enrolments flood in.
I am only half joking.
I have been trying to extend my usual christian open mindedness to this woman's situation and all I can come up with is that the Church or the Board were going to impede her in some way from doing the job. Surely it was not simply that the 'figures' were too bad. She must have known that before she expressed an interest. She had already talked about re-imaging the school as a 'small school'. Even if she saw 'no way out', she was coming out of retirement for heavens sake! If she guided the school to a merger or any other fate, what difference did it make to her?? She wasn't looking for a long term role!
Or perhaps she was? Perhaps she saw this as an opportunity to become the 'saviour' of the school and upon realising that this was unlikely, decided that she would rather preserve her reputation than try and fail.
I am tempted to go down there and offer my services. Hell, I've been a small school Principal before! I would do it for a teacher's salary and run it as a staff co-operative!! Kind of like employees saving their factory.
Are there any other Old Scholars out there who would sacrifice something for their school?