Inside tip: Eminent composer resigns as patron of troubled music schoolmain
We are informed by disaffected staff that the popular composer John Rutter has resigned as a Patron of the Purcell School over the decision to abolish the post of Head of Music and to dismiss Quentin Poole. Rutter’s name has been removed from the website.
Approaches have been made to Sir Simon Rattle to reconsider his presidency of the school.
Next Tuesday Poole’s partner, Ian Macmillan, will present his case for unfair dismissal to the Watford Employment Tribunal.