The head teacher of Le Rocquier is retiring at Christmas.
Philip Slater is leaving after 17 years at the school – five of them as leader.
He says it’s time to start the next chapter of his life, though adds he will miss the school immensely.
“My wife has recently retired and my youngest daughter has moved to Australia, so the time has come for me to start the next chapter of my life. It has been a very difficult decision to make and I will miss the school immensely. However, I am more than confident the school is in good hands and I am sure it will go from strength to strength in the future. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking all the students and staff and the wider school community for all of their support over the past 17 years.”
The Education Minister, Deputy Rod Bryans, has thanked him for his years of service:
“Mr Slater has served Jersey’s young people for many years and was part of the team that moved from the old buildings to the new school in 2006. He has always been a great advocate for his school and his staff and I thank him on behalf of the island for his dedication and his contribution to education.”
Deputy head teacher Sam Baglin will take charge until a replacement in recruited.