Blackpool Council has today issued a statement following claims that have been reported in the press about Revoe Primary School.
Cllr Sarah Riding, cabinet member for education and schools, said: “Before half term we were made aware of an issue at Revoe Primary School that raised concerns to us about the professional judgement made by a number of staff in relation to pupil wellbeing.
“These concerns have led to the suspension of six members of staff while a full investigation is carried out. It would not be appropriate to comment further on the nature of the investigation until it has been concluded.
“Although we have no reason to suspect any child has come to harm this is a serious situation that needed immediate action to be taken.
“In the meantime temporary staff have been recruited and there will be no disruption to children’s learning. All parents will receive a letter explaining the current arrangements in place.
Contrary to some incorrect news reports, at no stage did a child have a knife.
Any parents with concerns should call the school on 763414.