Civic reception to recognise 415 years’ service by Leeds head teachers

The dedication and commitment by head teachers who have clocked up a massive 415 years’ service between them are to be honoured at a special reception next week.

Thirteen 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 has 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 will take place at Leeds Civic Hall on Monday 14 July. The head teachers will receive a gift and a certificate.

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Media are invited to attend the reception to mark the head teachers’ retirement at the East Room at Leeds Civic Hall on Monday 14 July at 2pm. Photography and interviews will be available.

The retiring head teachers are:

Head teacherSchoolYears' service
Alan WilleyHorsforth 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

Email: emma.whittell@leeds.gov.uk