Ministry and principal silent

Ministry of Education officials are tightlipped about the outcome of a meeting with teachers of St Matthew’s Primary School.

Last week, angry parents of students at the Hothersal Turning, St Michael institution staged a demonstration outside the school, demanding the immediate removal of Principal Barbara Anne
Brome-Bailey.

Principal of the St Matthew’s Primary Barbara Anne Brome-Bailey.
Principal of the St Matthew’s Primary Barbara Anne Brome-Bailey.

Outspoken parent Sherita Parris told Barbados TODAY at the time she was not at all happy with the principal’s style of communication, explaining that it was not only the fact that Brome-Bailey was using the children as her messengers, but also that the pupils were being asked to relay offensive messages to their parents.

A team from the Ministry of Education, led by Chief Education Officer Karen Best and her deputy Joy Adamson, met Monday afternoon behind closed doors with teachers from that school for almost two hours.

Chief Education Officer Karen Best.
Chief Education Officer Karen Best.

At the end of the meeting at the ministry’s Constitution Road, St Michael headquarters, some teachers were seen gathered in groups, apparently discussing what had taken place.

However, Best told Barbados TODAY she was unable to comment on the outcome of the talks.

When approached, Principal Brome-Bailey, who was also in attendance, did not respond to questions from the media.

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