Principal set to step down
A PRINCIPAL is stepping down after 14 years at King’s School.
Ian Robertson took charge of the Boys’ Division in 2003 after spending eight years at Cheadle Hume School and then another 10 years at Bolton School. He says he has enjoyed every aspect of the role.
Married to Trish with two children Katie and Jack now aged 21 and 19, the cricket enthusiast and runner who lives in Birch Vale will continue as a part time biology teacher, but will hand over the leadership role in September.
Ian said he has been blessed to work in a school with a strong bond with the town and sitting in an office that over looks the iconic King’s front field says he has always felt a great sense of tradition.
He said: “Expectations are higher on children and teachers today and that makes the profession even more demanding but a new teacher should still embrace every moment and they will get fantastic rewards.
“Children definitely have older heads on young shoulders and with the advance of social media don’t seem to get a break from school, but if they work hard, they will get just as much, if not more, out of school life.”
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