Emsworth Primary headteacher retires

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After ten years of service, Emsworth Primary School’s headteacher retired with a special assembly at the end of term held in her honour.

Rosie Law was presented with portraits schoolchildren had made of her and sang a song which they had composed to mark her leaving.

She was given a selection of gifts, including a set of cut glass, an electronic book-reader, and a garden seat.

In return, she presented the school with a picture by a local artist and a set of tribal drums, and composed a song in return to the children, which she performed to her pupils, staff and governors, who were all there to mark the occasion.

After the assembly a tea party was held where staff, parents, and former colleagues joined together to wish Mrs Law well.

Chair of governors, Steve Leniston, said: “During her time at Emsworth Primary School, Rosie has developed a strong, nurturing ethos, and has been very involved in developing music and performance. Her last school production, featuring the story of Jonah and the Whale, was enthusiastically performed to pupils and parents earlier in the week.

“She has also led a drive to ensure excellent teaching in the school, culminating in children in all year groups achieving the best-ever results in assessments this year, including SATs at the end of Key Stage 1 and 2.”

The whole school community united in wishing her the very best for a long and happy retirement.

Kate Fripp will replace her as head teacher.