Prin­ci­pal set to step down

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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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Ian Robert­son

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