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Avishayes head teacher announces departure
12:00pm Sunday 6th October 2013 in News
THE head teacher at Avishayes Primary School and Early Years Centre in Chard is to step down.
Nic Gordon, who has been head since April 2006, will leave her post at the end of March next year.
After 26 years in teaching, Mrs Gordon is now planning to explore other opportunities, including her second love – art.
“I am still fascinated by education but I have always been creative so I am looking at opportunities in art and interior design,” said Mrs Gordon.
“I am at a time in my life where there are many options open to me. My husband and I have decided to explore these options while we can, now that we have reached the point where our children have ‘flown the nest’.
“I will have been at Avishayes eightyearsbythe time I leave and I have developed all the areas I wanted to.
“I feel that I am leaving a legacy of experiences. Things like the Nurture Group, the Forest School, the Early Years Centre and the creative curriculum will remain after I have gone.
“It is an exciting time but it is scary. I will miss the buzz and the hubbub of school life and all the individual children who put a smile on your face every day.”
Over the next six months, Mrs Gordon will be working with staff on the school’s OFSTED action plan with the support of a school improvement advisor.
She added: “There is still much to be done at Avishayes, as there always is in education, and more hoops to jump through which seem to be ever-decreasing in size.
“However, I know that I will be leaving Avishayes in a good place and that the ethos that I have created, supported by my dedicated team of staff, will remain and the spirit of Avishayes will continue.”
Parent Joss George said: “Mrs Gordon has brought so much to the school and I know that I speak for everyone when I say how much we will miss her.
“I thank her for all her help and support, not just for me but for my daughter Zoe too. The education and guidance that she has received at Avishayes has been second to none.
“I wish her every success in her new ventures whatever theymay be and lots of happiness.”
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