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Teachers at Newlands School in Seaford seek compensation following school’s closure

The Argus: Teachers seek compensation for closure of Sussex school Teachers seek compensation for closure of Sussex school

STAFF who lost their jobs at a school which suddenly closed down are seeking compensation.

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) is seeking payouts for members at Newlands Independent School in Seaford who lost their jobs when the school closed on July 10.

The ATL says the school closed three weeks ahead of schedule when security staff arrived without prior warning and closed down the site.

An ATL spokesman said staff were told it was due to close on August 31.

Their employers, Newlands Schools Limited, has ceased trading and is insolvent.

Eddie Fleming, ATL’s regional official for East Sussex, said: “It is sad to see Newlands school close once again and at such short notice.

“Staff have acted with dignity and professionalism to make sure the children at the school were able to continue with their education up until the very last day, whilst under the threat of closure.

“It’s a pity that their employers were not able to match such dedication.

“ATL will now do all it can to make sure its members receive their due entitlements and will give serious consideration to possible legal redress against their employers.”

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12:50pm Wed 16 Jul 14

fredaj says...

If the company is insolvent then who do the teachers imagine they are going to get compensation from?
If the company is insolvent then who do the teachers imagine they are going to get compensation from? fredaj
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5:27pm Wed 16 Jul 14

GarySeaford says...

Newlands is owned by Beaconhouse, one of the largest private providers of education in the world with 247,000 students . They've got loads of money! The problem is they are based in Pakistan! I really hope the staff get their money, but they have a big fight on their hands!
Newlands is owned by Beaconhouse, one of the largest private providers of education in the world with 247,000 students . They've got loads of money! The problem is they are based in Pakistan! I really hope the staff get their money, but they have a big fight on their hands! GarySeaford
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