It was our last day at school today and a hectic Christmassy end to a busy term and tucking amongst it all was a farewell retirement assembly for a member of staff who has taught at the school for the whole of his 40 year career. I have to admit there were tears in my eyes when I was reminded of just how much he has achieved. 3,500, 000 million minutes in the classroom, 1250 pupils are just two of the ‘factoids’ that remain in my head and that is not to mention the uncounted hundreds of hours he has spent during his evenings, weekends and holidays organising a myriad of events. He has created a real legacy and set the bar extremely high for the rest of us. School will feel very different next term.