Although presented as a resignation, sources last night said the head’s departure was forced by the board of trustees after a furious revolt by parents.
One parent celebrated her departure but claimed that several teachers remain who ‘appear resolute in their determination to continue to indoctrinate our children into this racist and toxic ideology’.
A recent email from the board’s chairman told parents: ‘Robin Appleby has given us notice of her resignation, effective as of January 1, 2022.
‘Robin has informed the board that she now needs to focus on her own wellbeing and that of her family, which we fully understand.’
The move comes five months after the group of parents wrote their letter criticising the school’s decision to teach the theory.
This was sparked by the tragic killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minnesota last year, triggering worldwide anti-racism protests.
During the holidays, parents were sent an email declaring that, in the wake of that unrest, ASL had decided to implement a ‘detailed action plan’ to improve its policies on ‘diversity, equity and inclusion’ as well as ‘social justice’.