Parents at Bruntcliffe School have been informed that David Gurney has taken over as executive head teacher for the forseeable future.
Mr Gurney, who is head teacher at Cockburn School in Beeston, has taken up his new role at Morley this week.
It is understood that current head teacher Heather Scott is currently on sick leave.
In a letter to parents, Mr Gurney said he wanted to be “open and transparent” and that he had “great confidence in students and staff.”
A meeting of parents will take place at Morley Town Hall at 7pm on Monday.