A headteacher gave more than £600 of expenses to her husband, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

Slough and South Bucks Observer report:

AN EDUCATION chief at a failing school has assured parents that financial procedures have been ‘tightened’ after it was revealed the former head signed off more than £600 in expenses to her husband.

Theresa Haggart, former head at St Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School, signed off two cheques to her husband, a Slough Borough Council audit into school finances revealed.

The damning audit recommended urgent action should be taken after finding the school did not have an expenses policy, with the head signing off cheques for some expense claims.

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