The Duke’s Middle School’s assistant headteacher and maths subject leader, Rachael Michie, has retired after 21 years’ service.
She has worked at the school since 1993, initially as a part-time PE teacher, then as maths coordinator and for the last 11 years as a member of the senior leadership team.
Mrs Michie said: “I have worked with wonderful staff during my time here and, of course, I will certainly miss the children. Seeing how the children develop both academically and socially has been a privilege.
“The Duke’s is a small, family orientated school, where staff all work hard together for the best interests of all our children.
“As maths subject leader it is lovely to be leaving with such fantastic maths results in 2014 SATs - 97 per cent level 4.”
Throughout her time at The Duke’s Mrs Michie has also developed outdoor education and sports, running many outdoor education and ski trips, as well as PE clubs such as badminton and tennis.
During her retirement she plans to spend her time playing golf and tennis, and of course skiing several times a year, if possible.
Headteacher Dawn Morton said: “It is very sad to lose such a dedicated professional; she will be sorely missed by pupils, staff and parents.”