TWO headteachers who clocked up 67 years service between them were honoured at a special reception.
Lynda Johnson, former head of Bruntcliffe School, and Edwina Kus of Thorpe Primary were two of 11 headteachers from schools across the Leeds City Council area who retired at the end of the summer term, bringing to an end distinguished teaching careers and long-term associations with their current schools and schools across the city.
Leeds City Council’s children’s services organsied a reception to mark the occasion and say thank you for their service to the children and young people of the city.
The reception took place at Leeds Civic Hall where they each received a gift and certificate, congratulating them on their work in the teaching profession, Mrs Johnson for 32 years and Mrs Kus, 37.
Coun Judith Blake, executive member for children’s services, said: “Our head teachers’ passion, energy and commitment makes a real difference to children, young people, their families and their local communities and without their positive influence we would not be able to become the child friendly city which we strive to be.
“Headteachers play a vital role in their schools and wider communities. They help to shape the lives and learning of their pupils and lead and inspire their colleagues. Over the years, these headteachers will have made lasting impressions on thousands of children and young people and I wish them the very best for the future.”