Trinity Grammar headmaster steps down following haircut saga

15 May 2018

Written by: Aydin Payne

Trinity Grammar haircut saga results in the resignation of headmaster

The headmaster of Trinity Grammar has handed in his resignation today in wake of the haircut episode which engulfed his school this year.

Dr Michael Davies stepped down at a staff meeting this morning following the backlash the school received for the handling of the haircut incident in March.

It has been a calamitous few months for the prestigious Melbourne private school, since the sacking of deputy headmaster, Rohan Brown was filmed cutting a student’s hair on school photo day.

The deputy headmaster’s reasoning for cutting the student’s hair was because it failed to meet the school’s grooming guidelines.

Mr Brown has since been reinstated after a series of protests from the students and parents and an independent review resulted in the school offering his job back.

The resignation of Dr Davies is a win for many alumni and parents who have campaigned for a change of leadership at the school, with council members already standing down.

Dr Davies will officially end his four-year tenure at the Kew private school at the end of the current term, on June 29.

In a statement, Dr Davies expressed his decision to resign.

“Having successfully resolved some complex matters over recent weeks, I am now content that our hard work in recent weeks has helped the school return to a position where students and staff are enjoying the normal rhythm of school life,” he said.

 

 

Former Carey Grammar principal, Phil De Young has been assigned the position of interim headmaster whilst the school searches for another headmaster.