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Principal of Belfast's De La Salle College to return to her post after two years

The Principal of a College is set to return to her position after nearly two years away from the role.

Claire White is to return as Principal of De La Salle College in west Belfast after being on leave since May 2016.

In April 2016 then Education Minister John O'Dowd ordered an independent panel to review the situation at the college.

Parents expressed fears over their children's education following a dispute amongst staff.

Large numbers of the school's staff staged protests in the school and called in sick over the handling of a disciplinary matter.

Marian O'Neill is currently acting Principal at De La Salle.

In a letter posted on the school's website the Chairperson of the Board of Governors Monica Culbert confirmed that Mrs White is returning to her role.

"The Board of Governors have deliberated on the arrangements for the long-term leadership of the College moving forward and have been in discussions with our substantive Principal Mrs Claire White," the letter reads.

"In light of the significant improvements that have taken place within the College, the Board of Governors are in agreement that it is now the right time for Mrs White to return to her post as Principal at De La Salle College.

"In discussion with Mrs White we have agreed that she will return to her post at the end of this academic year."

"Mrs White has the full support of the Board of Governors in returning to her post as Principal of our College and we are confident in her ability to lead the staff as we continue our journey of improvement."

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