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Thursday, 19 November 2015
Mrs Julia Head, who retired from Bolton School Girls’ Division in the Summer after 27 years, has won the inaugural Bolton News’ Secondary School Teacher of the Year Award at a ceremony held at the Holiday Inn in town.
Mrs Head, an Old Girl of the School, taught History and was Head of Middle School, where she guided new Year 7s through their first years in Senior School and championed the student voice in the School Council. Reflecting on the award Mrs Head said: “I felt it was a huge privilege to receive this award. It was certainly a big surprise and totally unexpected. Like many teachers I have done a job that I love and it was with very mixed feelings that I made the decision it was time to retire. I miss the girls and the support of the staff and Headmistress and everything about Bolton School, where I have literally spent over half my life, arriving as I did as an 11 year old from Church Rd County Primary School. When I returned to teach there many years later I could not believe my luck. I still can't. Many thanks to all the people I have worked with and all the girls who made my working life such a pleasure.”
Headmistress Miss Sue Hincks, who accompanied Mrs Head to the awards ceremony, said: “I was delighted that Julia was honoured in this way as she was a superb teacher and Pastoral Head, admired by pupils, parents and colleagues alike. The Ceremony was a very joyful occasion and Bolton is lucky to have such an Award Scheme.”
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