I just want to thank everyone for the lovely gesture on Friday. I didn't expect to walk out of assembly and find everyone gathered in the atrium to greet me to mark the end of my tenure as Headteacher of our school. For the new Headteacher Gill Halls to then present me with a lovely book full of comments and photos from students and staff was very special. It is a moment I will treasure for ever.
20 years as Headteacher is a long time. It has been an amazing experience and an honour and privilege to serve the Beckfoot community. To see our progression into a forward thinking and highly successful comprehensive school over that time has been exciting to be a part of.
As you know I am not leaving, but committing fully to my role as CEO of the Beckfoot Trust. I will be working alongside Gill and the other Trust Headteachers to help secure great learning provision for all our students. If we can build on what has been achieved at Beckfoot it will be something that we can be all be very proud of.
Finally can I thank all the parents, staff, governors and students who I have worked with over the years for the support you have given me. It is greatly appreciated.
Have a lovely summer
Onwards and upwards!