A DEPARTING Evesham headteacher has paid tribute to her ‘wonderful’ staff and pupils as she prepares to ring the bell for the final time.
The last day of term today (Friday) marks the end of Caroline Browne’s seven years as headteacher at Evesham High School.
Ms Browne has been at the helm of the Four Pools Road school since 2007 and has also spent the last five years as headteacher of Simon De Montfort Middle School.
And the respected head leaves with the much-anticipated merger of both schools close to fruition, a move she described as the ‘logical next step’.
“I think both schools will go from strength to strength in the federation, there is nothing like it in Worcestershire and travelling around the country I have not seen anything like it in the country.” she told the Observer.
“If you come and see how our children work when we are holding a charity event, it is really inspiring but I am also so proud when I see the older children and younger children working together.”
“The students at Evesham High and Simon De Montfort have been great.
“It’s been lovely working with them and obviously I have fabulous colleagues who have been superb to work with because they want the same things.
“That makes such a difference to you as a a headteacher and I thank them all for their support.”
Ms Browne is leaving to pursue a new career adventure ‘working in the interests of young people’ and will be succeeded by Guy Nichols.
“He shares the same vision for the future of the schools and I think he will move the school forward in an exciting way.” she added.