New hopes after school turmoil

The Greenlands Nursery Infants School, in the Darnall area of Sheffield. Police have made an arrest following an allegation of a serious sexual offence at the infant school.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 18, 2011. Officers said they believe the alleged incident at the school 'isolated'. A person was arrested and later released on bail following a report to police on Friday. See PA story POLICE School. Photo credit should read: Dave Higgens/PA Wire
The Greenlands Nursery Infants School, in the Darnall area of Sheffield. Police have made an arrest following an allegation of a serious sexual offence at the infant school. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 18, 2011. Officers said they believe the alleged incident at the school 'isolated'. A person was arrested and later released on bail following a report to police on Friday. See PA story POLICE School. Photo credit should read: Dave Higgens/PA Wire

CITY leaders are hoping Greenlands Infant School in Darnall can ‘get back to normal’ after police found no evidence against a staff member accused of serious sexual offence.

The investigation followed allegations that a non-teaching male member of staff had abused a young boy. Some parents kept their children away from the school.

Headteacher Sue Daniels has decided to stay away for the foreseeable future after a parents’ petition said they had ‘lost confidence’ in her leadership.

Junior head Pamela Smith will lead both parts of the school until July 2012. The man at the centre of the allegations, who was immediately suspended, will also stay away for the time being.