An extraordinary 24 hours that saw Ely College principal plunge from hero to zero

Ely College. Catherine Jenkinson-Dix, Principal.

Ely College. Catherine Jenkinson-Dix, Principal. - Credit: Archant

As end of term goes, Ely College had seen nothing like it.

Students setting off for the Easter ­holiday were unaware until late in the day of the behind the scenes drama unfolding.

On Thursday night the governing body was dissolved. The following morning, principal Catherine Jenkinson-Dix and two vice-principals resigned with immediate effect.

Only two years before an Ofsted inspection provided glowing testament to the college’s achievements, but a new inspection has plunged it into special measures.

Such was the speed of events that by 5pm Friday a new principal was in place.

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YOUR SAY: ‘Ofsted has got this very, very wrong.’