Pop­u­lar head­teacher re­tires from school

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By MARK PEAR­SON mark.pear­son@jpress.co.uk

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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