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St Laurence assistant head is to retire
St Laurence School’s assistant headteacher is bidding farewell to “the most rewarding career” after 28 years teaching at the Bradford on Avon School.
Sue Cooper, 60, from Trowbridge, has been in the teaching profession for 38 years and will retire from St Laurence School this month.
She started her career as a PE teacher at Hardenhuish School in Chippenham before moving to John of Gaunt School in Trowbridge for two years.
In 1985 she joined St Laurence as a supply teacher. She taught PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) for at least 25 years and was head of department for over 20 of those years.
Mrs Cooper retires as assistant headteacher, a staff governor and a key supporter of the St Laurence School Association, which works on initiatives such as the street party.
She said: “I have found teaching one of the most rewarding careers as well as one of the most demanding. I have probably experienced the best times as a teacher.
“I must thank the many teachers I have worked with over my teaching career for their professionalism, dedication and support. I wish all the teachers and students at St Laurence every success in the future as it is one of the best schools I have worked in.”
The grandmother of one is looking forward to travelling and spending more time with her family and grandchild in North Yorkshire. As a keen golfer, she said she hoped to have the time to play more.
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