Dr Paul Doherty to run Catholic and Jewish schools at same time

Headteacher to run Catholic and Jewish schools at same time

Dr Paul Doherty will begin his temporary role on Monday.

Jo Shuter has admitted expenses abuses

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The headteacher of a catholic school has been put in temporary charge of a King Solomon High School following the suspension of disgraced head Jo Shuter.

Dr Paul Doherty will run both Trinity Catholic High School in Mornington Road, Woodford Green, and the Barkingside Jewish free school.

Ms Shuter was banned from teaching for life but was only suspended from King Solomon as she has the right to appeal the decision by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

Dr Doherty, who has been headteacher at Trinity for 30 years and earned an OBE for services to education in 2012, wrote to parents today to confirm the appointment and he will take over on Monday.

He said: "I will insist on the highest possible standards in every aspect of school life. As regards the student body: proper uniform, full attendance, punctuality, excellent conduct and a true commitment to learning.

“I expect the teaching and learning process to be of the highest possible standard. There is absolutely no negotiation over these crucial issues.

“All I can do is assure you that I will do my level best for students at King Solomon.”

Ms Shuter controversially took over at King Solomon in September 2013 after admitting misconduct relating to expenses while at Kynaston Community.

The claims included charging the academy £7,000 for her 50th birthday celebrations.

Two rival petitions were recently set up by parents, with one calling for her to remain in her current job, and another insisting she should be sacked.

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1:12pm Fri 16 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

Dr. Doherty is true quality and would never engage in the kind of activity and thieving that the sacked '7 grand for my part' Shuter got involved in.

Now Jackblack007, this is the kind of head teacher you should be putting on a pedestal as an example to your children not revering and ingratiating yourself to crooks like Shuter.
Dr. Doherty is true quality and would never engage in the kind of activity and thieving that the sacked '7 grand for my part' Shuter got involved in. Now Jackblack007, this is the kind of head teacher you should be putting on a pedestal as an example to your children not revering and ingratiating yourself to crooks like Shuter. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 8

1:36pm Fri 16 May 14

jackblack007 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Dr. Doherty is true quality and would never engage in the kind of activity and thieving that the sacked '7 grand for my part' Shuter got involved in.

Now Jackblack007, this is the kind of head teacher you should be putting on a pedestal as an example to your children not revering and ingratiating yourself to crooks like Shuter.
your idiotic comments are irrelevant , if you knew anything about the ; shuter' case , you'd of put them on the thread you clown
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Dr. Doherty is true quality and would never engage in the kind of activity and thieving that the sacked '7 grand for my part' Shuter got involved in. Now Jackblack007, this is the kind of head teacher you should be putting on a pedestal as an example to your children not revering and ingratiating yourself to crooks like Shuter.[/p][/quote]your idiotic comments are irrelevant , if you knew anything about the ; shuter' case , you'd of put them on the thread you clown jackblack007
  • Score: -9

2:44pm Fri 16 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

jackblack007 wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
Dr. Doherty is true quality and would never engage in the kind of activity and thieving that the sacked '7 grand for my part' Shuter got involved in.

Now Jackblack007, this is the kind of head teacher you should be putting on a pedestal as an example to your children not revering and ingratiating yourself to crooks like Shuter.
your idiotic comments are irrelevant , if you knew anything about the ; shuter' case , you'd of put them on the thread you clown
I know enough about the 'Shuter case' as I have been following the press reports on it since she was booted out of her last school and was astonished as many other people when she was hired by King Solomen. There must have been a few funny handshakes and nods and winks going on as you would obviously know as you seem to worship her and lick her boots at the slightest hint of disapproval.

So, unless you are saying that what has been reported in the press nationally and locally together with the findings of the panel that banned her for life, yes life, are all wrong we can only go by what is reported as you who claim to know the 'truth' have not contributed anything except to say that the sun effectively shines out of her rear end.

Maybe you can tell us?
[quote][p][bold]jackblack007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Dr. Doherty is true quality and would never engage in the kind of activity and thieving that the sacked '7 grand for my part' Shuter got involved in. Now Jackblack007, this is the kind of head teacher you should be putting on a pedestal as an example to your children not revering and ingratiating yourself to crooks like Shuter.[/p][/quote]your idiotic comments are irrelevant , if you knew anything about the ; shuter' case , you'd of put them on the thread you clown[/p][/quote]I know enough about the 'Shuter case' as I have been following the press reports on it since she was booted out of her last school and was astonished as many other people when she was hired by King Solomen. There must have been a few funny handshakes and nods and winks going on as you would obviously know as you seem to worship her and lick her boots at the slightest hint of disapproval. So, unless you are saying that what has been reported in the press nationally and locally together with the findings of the panel that banned her for life, yes life, are all wrong we can only go by what is reported as you who claim to know the 'truth' have not contributed anything except to say that the sun effectively shines out of her rear end. Maybe you can tell us? Villagecranberry
  • Score: 7

4:13pm Fri 16 May 14

jackblack007 says...

its King Solomon you idiot, just about says it all about 99% of your comments, oh and i didnt think the sun shone out of her backside, i just said she was a very good HM , and there were no funny handshakes, the only funny hand movements is when most of us on here discuss your replies .

go away site buffoon
its King Solomon you idiot, just about says it all about 99% of your comments, oh and i didnt think the sun shone out of her backside, i just said she was a very good HM , and there were no funny handshakes, the only funny hand movements is when most of us on here discuss your replies . go away site buffoon jackblack007
  • Score: -6

4:59pm Fri 16 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

jackblack007 wrote:
its King Solomon you idiot, just about says it all about 99% of your comments, oh and i didnt think the sun shone out of her backside, i just said she was a very good HM , and there were no funny handshakes, the only funny hand movements is when most of us on here discuss your replies .

go away site buffoon
You have very poor judgement, especially if you gave Shuter the credit for your kids educational achievements before she even arrived at the school to take up the post!

Sounds like you are related to her the adoration you ooze for her .
[quote][p][bold]jackblack007[/bold] wrote: its King Solomon you idiot, just about says it all about 99% of your comments, oh and i didnt think the sun shone out of her backside, i just said she was a very good HM , and there were no funny handshakes, the only funny hand movements is when most of us on here discuss your replies . go away site buffoon[/p][/quote]You have very poor judgement, especially if you gave Shuter the credit for your kids educational achievements before she even arrived at the school to take up the post! Sounds like you are related to her the adoration you ooze for her . Villagecranberry
  • Score: 3

5:23pm Fri 16 May 14

jackblack007 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
jackblack007 wrote:
its King Solomon you idiot, just about says it all about 99% of your comments, oh and i didnt think the sun shone out of her backside, i just said she was a very good HM , and there were no funny handshakes, the only funny hand movements is when most of us on here discuss your replies .

go away site buffoon
You have very poor judgement, especially if you gave Shuter the credit for your kids educational achievements before she even arrived at the school to take up the post!

Sounds like you are related to her the adoration you ooze for her .
You've been sussed for the true idiot you really are, the only ooze around here, come from you. She was given the job, as the charges against her were not proven at the time , she was dismissed once she was found guilty and banned from teaching.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackblack007[/bold] wrote: its King Solomon you idiot, just about says it all about 99% of your comments, oh and i didnt think the sun shone out of her backside, i just said she was a very good HM , and there were no funny handshakes, the only funny hand movements is when most of us on here discuss your replies . go away site buffoon[/p][/quote]You have very poor judgement, especially if you gave Shuter the credit for your kids educational achievements before she even arrived at the school to take up the post! Sounds like you are related to her the adoration you ooze for her .[/p][/quote]You've been sussed for the true idiot you really are, the only ooze around here, come from you. She was given the job, as the charges against her were not proven at the time , she was dismissed once she was found guilty and banned from teaching. jackblack007
  • Score: -5

10:52pm Fri 16 May 14

Ferdy54 says...

jackblack007 I've read all the rubbish you've been spouting about this and the only reply you seem to have is just be rude to people.

It appears that woman should never have been appointed with her previous record and the governors are at fault for that.

What part of that don't you like or understand?
jackblack007 I've read all the rubbish you've been spouting about this and the only reply you seem to have is just be rude to people. It appears that woman should never have been appointed with her previous record and the governors are at fault for that. What part of that don't you like or understand? Ferdy54
  • Score: 5

11:23am Sat 17 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

Ferdy54 wrote:
jackblack007 I've read all the rubbish you've been spouting about this and the only reply you seem to have is just be rude to people.

It appears that woman should never have been appointed with her previous record and the governors are at fault for that.

What part of that don't you like or understand?
I do not think he can grasp the situation.
[quote][p][bold]Ferdy54[/bold] wrote: jackblack007 I've read all the rubbish you've been spouting about this and the only reply you seem to have is just be rude to people. It appears that woman should never have been appointed with her previous record and the governors are at fault for that. What part of that don't you like or understand?[/p][/quote]I do not think he can grasp the situation. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

12:42pm Sat 17 May 14

ruby newbie says...

well seems as if village bloke and jack007 bloke were never at dr Doherty's school,my daughter was for many years and he is an exceptional man ....a great choice...and he will not rob ya xx
well seems as if village bloke and jack007 bloke were never at dr Doherty's school,my daughter was for many years and he is an exceptional man ....a great choice...and he will not rob ya xx ruby newbie
  • Score: 3

1:59pm Sat 17 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

ruby newbie wrote:
well seems as if village bloke and jack007 bloke were never at dr Doherty's school,my daughter was for many years and he is an exceptional man ....a great choice...and he will not rob ya xx
Bancroft me.
[quote][p][bold]ruby newbie[/bold] wrote: well seems as if village bloke and jack007 bloke were never at dr Doherty's school,my daughter was for many years and he is an exceptional man ....a great choice...and he will not rob ya xx[/p][/quote]Bancroft me. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -1

4:35pm Sat 17 May 14

ruby newbie says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
ruby newbie wrote:
well seems as if village bloke and jack007 bloke were never at dr Doherty's school,my daughter was for many years and he is an exceptional man ....a great choice...and he will not rob ya xx
Bancroft me.
(-)
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ruby newbie[/bold] wrote: well seems as if village bloke and jack007 bloke were never at dr Doherty's school,my daughter was for many years and he is an exceptional man ....a great choice...and he will not rob ya xx[/p][/quote]Bancroft me.[/p][/quote](-) ruby newbie
  • Score: -1

11:18am Sun 18 May 14

jackblack007 says...

ruby newbie wrote:
well seems as if village bloke and jack007 bloke were never at dr Doherty's school,my daughter was for many years and he is an exceptional man ....a great choice...and he will not rob ya xx
i have friends who have kids @ trinity and know he is well respected and an excellent headmaster. VC has no friends other than the guards on his padded cell
[quote][p][bold]ruby newbie[/bold] wrote: well seems as if village bloke and jack007 bloke were never at dr Doherty's school,my daughter was for many years and he is an exceptional man ....a great choice...and he will not rob ya xx[/p][/quote]i have friends who have kids @ trinity and know he is well respected and an excellent headmaster. VC has no friends other than the guards on his padded cell jackblack007
  • Score: 2

12:55pm Sat 24 May 14

Nlaniado66 says...

Mr Doherty has been for a few days in the school and I can say that so far he has been inspirational. What a difference to Shuter. While Shuter would go on telling the students that although from a Jewish background she was an Atheist, which in my opinion when you are head of a Faith school this is highly inappropriate, she would also tell students how gorgeous and good looking they were. My 2 daughters from the first assembly with Shuter did not feel at ease and said that the school was not the same. I am the mother of 2 girls, and one of them when she joined the school was bullied because the colour of her hair, but Mr Lewis was always very supportive and so was Ms Shutz. In my opinion and many other parents such as Ivan Cohen, Star Covington, we were against Shuter being appointed from the start, the reason for this was because her name hadn't been as yet cleared and as Head she would not have the correct morals and principals to pass on to the children. Not only was she appointed Head of a Jewish faith school, but she had broken 3 of the 10 commandments. Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. (Or lie)
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ****, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. (Or take money from a school).
How could she be an example to our kids, and from the start I said that it was wrong to hire her until her name was cleared, but I knew that she would be in trouble as what she did was wrong and she would be eventually punished, patience is a virtue I always said. Many parents who supported Shuter could not see her for what she was and they went on saying that she had turned the school around. I am sorry but I have to greatly disagree with that as the only thing she managed to do was make the Jewish Studies teachers resign due to the fact that little by little she was killing the Jewish studies department. She began doing this by saying at a meeting for the yr 9's in March that Jewish Studies would not be an obligatory GCSE, it would be a choice and lessons would be reduced, on Israel's independent day, which KS celebrates religiously and kids and staff come dress in blue and white, she banned the children from wearing blue and white, they could only wear an accessory. All teachers were wearing blue and white and she as wearing green, red and yellow. The only change that Shuter did for the school was introduce the lanyards. Now I believe that everything happens for a reason and the fact that Shuter was banned and set as an example shows us that justice has been done. Dr Paul Doherty is a breath fresh air. A highly intelligent man, who has been Head of a school for the last 30 years and truly loves his work. He is there for the children, he is there to ascertain their future and not try to make a name by using them. My child came back on Monday the 19th inspired. Dr. Paul Doherty had an assembly with the whole school and his words were assimilated fully by the children, the fact that he did not put himself in first place once and focused on what the children want and need, made the kids feel valued and safe. He sent the parents an email and assured us that he will do all he can to make sure that KS is a successful Jewish faith school. Dr. Paul Doherty being head of a catholic school knows the importance of faith to the children who attend faith school, he understands how important it is to the Jewish community to know that the Jewish ethos of the school will not be killed, because if it is the Jewish community of Ilford will die as well.
Dr. Paul Doherty will need the support from all the parents. It is time that the parents who supported Shuter wake up and see that her star has faded and she wasn't all they imagined her to be. Dr. Doherty is a fantastic, intelligent man who has written many books and has years and years of experience as a Head, but above all he is a man who has the children and the school's interest at heart. He is a blessing and it is extremely admirable to see a man of his age take on so much, it just goes to show us that age is mental not physical..
Mr Doherty has been for a few days in the school and I can say that so far he has been inspirational. What a difference to Shuter. While Shuter would go on telling the students that although from a Jewish background she was an Atheist, which in my opinion when you are head of a Faith school this is highly inappropriate, she would also tell students how gorgeous and good looking they were. My 2 daughters from the first assembly with Shuter did not feel at ease and said that the school was not the same. I am the mother of 2 girls, and one of them when she joined the school was bullied because the colour of her hair, but Mr Lewis was always very supportive and so was Ms Shutz. In my opinion and many other parents such as Ivan Cohen, Star Covington, we were against Shuter being appointed from the start, the reason for this was because her name hadn't been as yet cleared and as Head she would not have the correct morals and principals to pass on to the children. Not only was she appointed Head of a Jewish faith school, but she had broken 3 of the 10 commandments. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. (Or lie) Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ****, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. (Or take money from a school). How could she be an example to our kids, and from the start I said that it was wrong to hire her until her name was cleared, but I knew that she would be in trouble as what she did was wrong and she would be eventually punished, patience is a virtue I always said. Many parents who supported Shuter could not see her for what she was and they went on saying that she had turned the school around. I am sorry but I have to greatly disagree with that as the only thing she managed to do was make the Jewish Studies teachers resign due to the fact that little by little she was killing the Jewish studies department. She began doing this by saying at a meeting for the yr 9's in March that Jewish Studies would not be an obligatory GCSE, it would be a choice and lessons would be reduced, on Israel's independent day, which KS celebrates religiously and kids and staff come dress in blue and white, she banned the children from wearing blue and white, they could only wear an accessory. All teachers were wearing blue and white and she as wearing green, red and yellow. The only change that Shuter did for the school was introduce the lanyards. Now I believe that everything happens for a reason and the fact that Shuter was banned and set as an example shows us that justice has been done. Dr Paul Doherty is a breath fresh air. A highly intelligent man, who has been Head of a school for the last 30 years and truly loves his work. He is there for the children, he is there to ascertain their future and not try to make a name by using them. My child came back on Monday the 19th inspired. Dr. Paul Doherty had an assembly with the whole school and his words were assimilated fully by the children, the fact that he did not put himself in first place once and focused on what the children want and need, made the kids feel valued and safe. He sent the parents an email and assured us that he will do all he can to make sure that KS is a successful Jewish faith school. Dr. Paul Doherty being head of a catholic school knows the importance of faith to the children who attend faith school, he understands how important it is to the Jewish community to know that the Jewish ethos of the school will not be killed, because if it is the Jewish community of Ilford will die as well. Dr. Paul Doherty will need the support from all the parents. It is time that the parents who supported Shuter wake up and see that her star has faded and she wasn't all they imagined her to be. Dr. Doherty is a fantastic, intelligent man who has written many books and has years and years of experience as a Head, but above all he is a man who has the children and the school's interest at heart. He is a blessing and it is extremely admirable to see a man of his age take on so much, it just goes to show us that age is mental not physical.. Nlaniado66
  • Score: 3

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