A WEST Somerset school reopened on Monday (July 8) with a new interim leadership team after it was forced to close for several days last week.

Danesfield Church of England School, Williton, caused a furore among parents when they were informed by email of its sudden closure in the absence of both its headteacher and deputy head.

Now, a team headed by David Terry, Geeta Verrell, and Mark Foden has been put in charge and lessons were again taking place as usual.

A spokesperson for the school said: “All three are very experienced headteachers.”

The school is also trying to recruit a permanent a replacement for head David McGrath, who left his post some time ago.

Deputy head Kate Swannack was said to be hoping to return to her job before the end of the current term on July 24.

The spokesperson said the new team would be working ‘to ensure the best possible end of term for our pupils following the recent disruption, and a successful start to the new school year in September’.

They said: “Staff and pupil welfare remains our number one priority at Danesfield School and we feel these appointments will prove to be a very positive step in Danesfield’s journey as we continue our transition to a new headteacher and into the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust (BWMAT).”

Beacon Education Trust, which currently runs Danefield and five others schools and nurseries in West Somerset, is merging with BWMAT before the start of the new academic year.