After 26 wonderful years at Downlands, we said ‘Farewell’ to headteacher, Rose Hetherton on Friday July 22.
Old and current staff mingled with former and current governors, PTA members, local residents as well as Rose’s former teachers during a wonderful summer July afternoon tea to wish her well in her well earned retirement after seven successful years at head of Downlands Community School.
The delicious cakes and biscuits were prepared by the Year 9 food technology students.
Di Hunt, the current chair of governors, gave a moving speech about the fantastic contribution Rose has made to the school and the local community during her time at the school.
We wish Rose a very long and happy retirement. Mark Wignall will be the new Headteacher at Downlands from September.
Mark has also been at the school for over 20 years having been promoted from deputy headteacher and is looking forward to continuing work on the vision that he and Rose and the rest of the senior leadership team have for the future of Downlands.