13 Nov 2012

Principal's departure nothing to do with ERO comments

10:43 am on 13 November 2012

Christchurch Boys High School insists the resignation of principal Trevor McIntyre has nothing to do with criticisms made by the Education Review Office.

Mr McIntyre has resigned to take up a job advising the Ministry of Education on the closure or merging of 31 schools in Christchurch.

It's less than a month since an ERO report that said management issues, including a lack of communication, continue to be a problem at Christchurch Boys three years after being first identified.

However, school board of trustees chair Mark Jordan says Mr McIntyre's decision to quit has nothing to do with that - it's simply a case of his moving on to something bigger and better.