12:30PM, Friday 27 June 2014
A bid to oust the chairman of Windsor Boys School governors has failed.
His fellow governors at the school in Maidenhead Road have backed retired judge David Simpson, despite the Royal Borough councillors' decision not to reappoint him as their authority's representative on the board.
The governors met on Monday and agreed to reappoint Mr Simpson themselves as a community representative, enabling him to stay on as their chairman.
Mr Simpson says he was not surprised by councillors' bid to oust him. He said: "We have not seen eye to eye for a couple of years so it was no surprise to me when they pulled the plug and I'm quite relieved to sever the connection."
But the clash is not expected to effect an anticipated decision by the Royal Borough's ruling cabinet on Thursday to allow the school in Maidenhead Road to alter the terms affecting the last three repayments of the £654,634 loan the authority granted it in 2012.
The school has already repaid £271,000. It has asked the Royal Borough to let it repay the last three instalments between now and 2017 in three £127,650 chunks. This would be instead of repaying £192,924, £121,502 and £68,528 as originally agreed.