The head of my children’s primary school is leaving today after 26 years in the post. Yes, I did say 26 years!
He leaves with a great deal of sadness amongst staff, parents and pupils who have all valued his leadership in many ways.
After such a long stint in the post (some of the parents and staff were pupils when he first started) its hard to do justice to a farewell. So much of the school, its character, achievements and even physical appearance, are inextricably linked to him and what he has brought to it. Continue reading