Ex head of ‘sect’ school in tribunal wrangle

The woman head of a school run by a secretive Christian sect had her pay slashed and was then replaced by a male member of the religious group, an industrial tribunal heard.

Sue Collins, 54, was employed as the Centre Co-ordinator for the Three Counties Education Trust, a school run by the Exclusive Brethren, an evangelical sect which restricts contact with the outside world and believes God made women to act as “helpmates” to men.

But after nearly a year in the job, the trustees of the school slashed Mrs Collins pay from £31,529 to £20,571. Her hours were cut by 40 per cent and many of her responsibilities were taken over by senior male member of the organisation brought in over her head.
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May 27, 2005

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