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Changing Times!

Dear Parents and Carers,

I realise that I’m not as diligent in updating my blog as all the classes at Pear Tree are – I think its an age thing; I’m the wrong side of middle age to be keeping up with 21st century technology!

My last blog was at the beginning of the school year, bearing in mind, we’re now 2/3rds of the way through this academic year that’s pretty poor – even though I say so myself.

I write now to let you all know that I have made the decision to retire with effect from 31st December 2017. That’s still 2 full terms away so we can all get used to the idea of change – me more than anyone else I guess!

The interviews for the next Headteacher at Pear Tree School have already taken place and I’m absolutely thrilled to tell you that Kate Walker, Assistant Head here at Pear Tree will take the helm as Headteacher from January 1st 2018. Kate has worked as a senior leader at Pear Tree for 7 years and has proven herself to be talented, inspirational, caring and passionate; to name just a few of her many qualities.

I have enjoyed almost every minute as Headteacher at Pear Tree. It’s a truly fabulous school which has been at the top of its game for many years. I’m proud of everything that’s been achieved here; especially by our wonderful children and young people. It’s been an absolute privilege to lead this school for the last 13 years but now it’s almost time to move over and give Kate the opportunity to take on headship!

I thank each and everyone of you for your support and friendship over the years.

I won’t say too much more now because there’s plenty of time for me to get the hang of this blogging business before I do eventually retire and you will hear more from me before I do!

Warmest wishes,




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