Former headmistress Jo Shuter was banned from teaching following an expenses scandal.

Former headmistress Jo Shuter was banned from teaching following an expenses scandal.

King Solomon High School has appointed an interim head-teacher after the abrupt departure of Jo Shuter last week, who left under a cloud following an expenses scandal that landed her with a lifetime ban.

Yorkshire-born Dr. Paul Doherty, the head-teacher of Trinity School in Woodford, resumes responsibilities immediately, after a frantic search involving Redbridge Council.

Doherty is an award-winning author and historian who spent three years in his early career studying to be a Catholic priest, before pursuing other interests.

He was since written over 100 published books, including historical novels as well as non-fiction, and was awarded an OBE in 2011 for services to education.