Re­tir­ing head gets gar­den in his name

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Saying Goodbye -

A re­tir­ing head teacher has had a gar­den de­signed in his name to mark the end of his time at an Ash­ford pri­mary school.

John Philpott has been the head of St Teresa’s Catholic Pri­mary School for the last 19 and a half years.

To cel­e­brate his re­tire­ment, staff and vol­un­teers spent the week­end de­sign­ing a Re­flec­tion Gar­den as a legacy in his name.

Teacher Anna Kerr said: “John is very much re­spected and loved by the school com­mu­nity and parish and, as a sign of this, a num­ber of se­cret events were planned to cel­e­brate his lead­er­ship and guardian­ship of pupils and

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Re­tir­ing head John Philpott with chil­dren from the school coun­cil and their peb­bles

Pic­tures: Paul Amos FM2699556

Joseph (Ge­orge Harvey) and the cast at Kingsnorth

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