Balsall Common Primary School head in serious accident

Parents of children at BCPS recieve regular emails about the school. We felt that this one was of interest to everyone in the community:

“I am sorry to inform you that Mr Burgess was involved in a serious accident on his motorbike on Saturday 16th April. He sustained a serious back injury and multiple fractures of his ribs and was air lifted to Walsgrave Hospital. Due to his back injury it is likely that he will be immobilised there for several weeks.

As it is clear that he will not be returning to work in the immediate future, I have discussed options with Mrs Davies over the weekend and we have agreed that she will assume the role of Acting Head Teacher with immediate effect. This will allow the school to continue running as normal in her highly capable and experienced pair of hands together with support from the other leadership team members. This situation will be reviewed once Mr Burgess’s recovery becomes clearer. I hope this will reassure you, as parents, that there should be little visible difference in the day-to-day running of the school, the teaching of our children and the school’s many other activities.

I am also sure that you will join with me in wishing Mr Burgess a very speedy recovery and our thoughts are also with his family at this difficult time.

Yours sincerely

Gary Sawyer

Chair of Governors
Balsall Common Primary School”