Exclusive: Another college head falls in the NorthNews
The principal of the Royal Northern College of Music has issued the following abrupt message:
I am writing to let you know that Nick Thompson has made the decision to resign from his position as Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion at the RNCM.
His last day at the College will be Friday, 17th December 2021.
Professor Linda Merrick
That’s it. No good wishes for his future, no thanks for past contributions. About as brusque a departure as can be imagined.
Insiders tell us there have been allegations of bullying in and around the department for more than two years.
One victim writes on her Facebook page: ‘It’s a shame this place of education didn’t listen to so many staff and students over this time as bullying and harassment has a detrimental effect on health and well-being, and a zero tolerance policy against this should be just that …’
The Manchester college, under previous administrators, has been implicated in multiple incidents of sexual abuse.
It must surely be time to draw a line and start anew.