Greaves to take the stand
THE WOMAN at the centre of an explosive Speech Day address that led to strike action by Alexandra School teachers will take the witness stand tomorrow at the Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Complex.
Amaida Greaves, head of Alexandra’s science department, was the subject of two letters written by principal Jeff Broomes, who complained at the December 2, 2011 Speech Day and awards ceremony about a teacher who had refused to teach a class for an entire term. His comments led to strike action the following month.
A May 24, 2011 letter from Broomes was also addressed to Greaves about the non-teaching of a class, while a June 4, 2011 letter about her was addressed to the Ministry of Education.
Today, the 15th day of the inquiry into the Alexandra dispute, Greaves’ name also came up when English department head Leslie Lett admitted attending two meetings at which the May 24 letter was discussed. (RJ)
Full reports from today’s sitting of the Commission of Inquiry in tomorrow’s DAILY NATION