The top teacher at one of Morpeth’s middle schools has praised pupils and staff as she prepares to take on a new post.
Jane Kennedy joined Newminster Middle School and Technology College as assistant headteacher in 2008 before becoming head of school in 2010.
Earlier this year, it received a glowing Ofsted report, which included a plethora of positive comments from the inspectors.
Mrs Kennedy will start her new job as headteacher at Corbridge Middle School in September.
She said: “It has been an absolute privilege to work at Newminster and I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing people.
“I would like to thank all those who work so hard to ensure that Newminster is such a great school. I would also like to thank all the students who have put up with my maths teaching.
“They have been regularly subjected to my singing, me making funny noises (especially when quadrilaterals have been mentioned) and a strange French accent and I have loved every minute.
“I am so proud of our Ofsted report and I will leave for my new post with many happy memories. I wish all the students, parents and staff every success for the future.”
Simon Taylor, executive headteacher of The Three Rivers Learning Trust, said: “Mrs Kennedy is, firstly, an outstanding teacher of maths.
“She is always calm and measured in her approach to the everyday issues that come with the head of school role and she provides great support and wise counsel to young people and their families, as well as staff.”