Retiring head teachers awarded for their service to Leeds schools

The service and dedication of head teachers who have clocked up over 240 years’ service between them are to be honoured at a special reception next week.

Seven head teachers from schools across Leeds will be retiring at the end of this 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 Town Hall on Monday 15 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 in the Albert Room at Leeds Town Hall on Monday 15 July at 10 am. Photography and interviews will be available.

The retiring head teachers are:

Head teacher SchoolService
Richard Mellard Meadowfield Primary School39 years
Judith Norfolk Castleton Primary School26 years
Janet Howard Greenside Primary School36 years
Linda Dixon Cookridge Holy Trinity Primary School40 years
Victoria Ford Kippax Ash Tree Primary School34 years
Jacqueline Twaites Quarry Mount Primary28 years
Steven Jex Horsforth School/ Academy 37 years


For media enquiries, please contact:

Emma Whittell, Leeds City Council press office, on (0113) 2474713

Email: emma.whittell@leeds.gov.uk