Popular headteacher retires from school
PUPILS, parents, staff and governors bid a fond farewell to their headteacher of 16 years.
Margaret Sargent took over from David Fisher at Alderman Jacobs Primary School back in January 1996.
Ever since then, Mrs Sargent has been an inspirational headteacher to thousands of pupils at the school, in Drybread Road, Whittlesey.
Retiring this term, Mrs Sargent said she had been overwhelmed by the affection shown by all those involved with the school at a series of leaving events and assemblies held over the past few weeks.
Mrs Sargent said: “Sixteen fantastic years seem to have passed so quickly.
“The school is outstanding due to its staff, governors, parents and most importantly, the children.
“Everyone has a passion to do their best and it has been a delight to experience so many best wishes from the whole school community.
“Even my chair of governors appeared in a tutu and tights at a wonderful farewell assembly the staff prepared for me.
“I am sure Alderman Jacobs will Rev Nigel Whitehouse and pictured inset, the plaque unveiled in Mrs Sargent’s honour. continue to thrive and prosper in the headteacher while working in eduyears to come.” cation. I will always value working
A plaque in her honour – labelled with Margaret. Sargent’s Mess – was unveiled in the “She is a truly outstanding leader new extension to the school’s dining who leaves a strong legacy behind hall. her.
Chairman of the school’s gover“She has made a difference and nors, Martin Curtis, said: “I have will be missed by everyone in the not worked with a more inspiring school community.
Alongside her is the
“It is easy to point to an inspection rating and say a school is outstanding.
“My belief is that Alderman Jacobs is outstanding in every sense and not just in the more limited view that Ofsted takes of education – and Margaret is the main reason for that.”
ADMIRED: Headteacher Margaret Sargent leaves Alderman Jacobs Primary School after 16 years.
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