Fond farewell to Crowthorne CE Primary headteacherBy Laura Herbert
April 05, 2012
Parents, staff and pupils at Crowthorne CE Primary School held a surprise retirement party for the headteacher.
They held the party after school on Thursday, March 29, to surprise Barbara Gellatly, who left the school in Dukes Ride after 17 years on Friday.
Events kicked off during a special assembly on Thursday morning when each class did something different to remember their headteacher. One year group changed the lyrics of a song they usually sing to be about the head, while other children acted out scenarios of her at school.
During the last assembly on Friday morning, the headteacher presented the school with a clock to be put outside in the school playground.
The Friends of Crowthorne CE Primary School collected donations and presented the head with a silver bracelet, flowers and vouchers. One parent who bakes cakes also made a special cake for the occasion.
Deputy headteacher and Year Six teacher Ruth Jackson will take over as headteacher after Easter.