May 19 2013 Latest news:
Victoria Leggett, Education correspondent
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The former caretaker of a Norwich primary school appeared in court today charged with making and possessing indecent images of children.
Gavin Clark, formerly known as Glenn Clark, faces 16 counts in total.
The 41-year-old appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court this morning when the charges – 13 for making indecent images of a child or children and three for possessing indecent images of a child or children – were put to him.
Clark, of Ranworth Road, Earlham, is listed in the 2012 Eaton Primary School handbook as “site manager”.
He was suspended from the school as soon as allegations were made against him and no longer works at the school.
Last night Steve Portas, headteacher at Eaton Primary School, said: “We are working closely with Norfolk Constabulary and the county council to ensure we follow all the correct procedures. However, as this matter is ongoing, I am not in a position to comment further at this time.
“Everybody at the school is working hard to minimise disruption to our school community and our focus continues to be the education and well-being of our pupils.”
A Norfolk County Council spokesman said it was also unable to comment on the case other than to say it was working closely with both the school and the police.
Clark is due to make his next appearance at Norwich Crown Court on Thursday.