The principal of Bishop Burton College has resigned amid ’mismanagement allegations’.
Jeanette Dawson tendered her resignation at the weekend and staff have now been informed of the situation.
The college, rated ‘good’ by Ofsted in January, has issued a statement.
It read: “Jeanette Dawson OBE has chosen to resign as Chief Executive and Principal.
“The College has been made aware of some allegations of mismanagement. At this stage the allegations have not been substantiated and it is not appropriate to comment further whilst enquiries are on-going.
“Deputy Principal Bill Meredith, a highly experienced, longstanding member of the College Strategic Leadership Group, has stepped up as Acting Chief Executive and Principal, pending a permanent appointment by the Board of Governors.
“As always, the success of our students will remain the priority of everyone at the College.”
Bishop Burton College is a specialist land-based college, with its main campus in the village of Bishop Burton in the East Riding of Yorkshire and another campus at Riseholme in Lincolnshire.
The two colleges were founded in the 1950s have more than 4,000 students.