Head is retiring after 100 terms at Stamford Endowed Schools

Libby Craig, headteacher with a group of Year six pupils

Libby Craig, headteacher with a group of Year six pupils

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A HEADTEACHER is retiring after more than 30 years teaching.

Libby Craig will oversee her final terms as head of Stamford Junior School next year.

She has been head of the junior school for 15 years after joining Stamford High School 34 years ago and is currently in the middle of her 100th term at the Stamford Endowed Schools.

Miss Craig said she will miss the school and the pupils she has taught.

“The school has been very much part of my life,” she said. “We now have five members of staff who I taught as girls. We also have the first grandchildren of people I taught at the school as pupils.”

The school has just received an excellent report from its latest Ofsted inspection, and Miss Craig is proud of the work she has done.

She said: “I have always wanted it to be a stimulating environment but one where our staff have very high expectations of behaviour. If children behave well they will learn well. We do have well-behaved children.

“We are one big family and we look after each other and share everyone’s success.”

Miss Craig will be sad to leave the school but hopes to retain her links and keep in touch with her pupils.

She is looking forward to spending more time with the two most important men in her life - her husband and her father.

She added: “I want to rest and relax for a few months and shall then enjoy reading. I would really love to write a children’s book.”