THE head teacher at Chichester High School for Boys has decided to take early retirement to spend more time with his wife and family.
The school released a statement this afternoon, which said Gavin Salvesen-Sawh will step down on August 31.
Mr Salvesen-Sawh said: “It has been a privilege and an honour to serve CHSB for the last five years. After eleven years of Headship, I feel that the time is right to take early retirement, so that I can spend more time with my wife and family.
“CHSB is a fantastic school community and one in which I have been very happy. Our journey over the last five years has been incredible with great improvements in exam results and the addition of new buildings.
“I would like to thank all of the staff, governors, parents and of course, the students for their support and very hard work. I hope that this is rewarded with another set of excellent results. I wish CHSB every success in the future.”
A school spokeswoman said Mr Salvesen-Sawh had been in his post for five years and during the time the school, achieved record breaking examination results, an improved OfSTED report particularly for behaviour and leadership and the development of a number of new buildings including a multi-million pound facility due to open in September 2014.
Mrs Godfrey, chairman of governors said: “The governors are very grateful for the hard work of Mr Salvesen-Sawh and would like to wish him a happy retirement.”
Mr Salvesen-Sawh will be returning to the school in early September to say his goodbyes to staff and students.
The school will be led by Mr Gary Potter in September who will be acting head teacher.
Mr Potter said: “I would like to thank Mr Salvesen-Sawh for his many contributions to the continued success of Chichester High School for Boys. CHSB has a great tradition and I look forward, as Acting Headteacher, to supporting the goals and aspirations of our students and parents. I feel very proud to be working with a dedicated team of staff who are committed to our students and the school community.”