Picture caption: "The head teachers who are retiring this summer after dedicating their lives to teaching at Leeds schools, with Cllr Judith Blake and Paul Brennan, deputy director of children's services."
The dedication and commitment by head teachers who have clocked up a massive 415 years’ service between them were honoured at a special reception yesterday.
Twelve head teachers from schools across Leeds are retiring at the end of the summer term, bringing to an end distinguished teaching careers and long-term associations with their current schools and schools across Leeds.
Leeds City Council’s children’s services organised a reception to mark the occasion and say thank you for their service to the children and young people of the city. The reception took place at Leeds Civic Hall yesterday. The retiring head teachers received a gift and a certificate from the council’s deputy leader Councillor Judith Blake.
Councillor Judith Blake, executive member for children’s services at Leeds City Council, said:
“Head teachers play a vital role in their schools and wider communities. They help to shape the lives and learning of their pupils and lead and inspire their colleagues. All of these head teachers have shown amazing dedication to teaching so it was an honour to present them with their gifts.
“Over the years, these head teachers will have made lasting impressions on thousands of children and young people and I would like to thank them for their commitment to the children of Leeds and wish them the very best for the future.”
The retiring head teachers are:
|Head teacher||School||Years' service|
|Alan Willey||Horsforth St Margaret’s||36 years|
|Caroline Robinson||Austhorpe Primary||30 years|
|Fiona Woodall||St Oswalds Primary||35 years|
|Kath Atkins||Grange Farm||34 years|
|Kay Priestley||Pudsey Waterloo Primary||32 years|
|Ken Cornforth||Pudsey Grangefield High||36 years|
|Linda Clay||Talbot Primary||28 years|
|Margaret Broughton||Harehills Primary||35 years|
|Pat Holmes||St Frances of Assisi||32 years|
|Phil Taylor||Pudsey Bolton Royd||38 years|
|Steve Boothroyd||Adel Primary||37 years|
|Susan Mudie||Richmond Hill||40 years|
For media enquiries, please contact:
Emma Whittell, Leeds City Council press office, on (0113) 2474713