Retiring head hopes school continues on success track

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A HEADTEACHER said she expects a school to go on to achieve outstanding in its next Ofsted inspection, after announcing her retirement.

Julia Wynd issued a letter to parents earlier this month telling them she will be leaving in July for personal reasons.

Mrs Wynd, 55, who was appointed five years ago, has overseen improving examination results over the past three years.

She said: “On our latest Invest In People report they reported that the school culture had changed since their last visit to something that was much more aspirational.

“I believe the school is now on track to achieve outstanding at the next inspection and I hope they will invite me back when this happens so I can join in with the celebrations.

“I want people to feel really optimistic about the next stage of Tring School development and I am absolutely confident the governing body will make a brilliant appointment.”

Mrs Wynd, who lives near Wing, will move to Suffolk to pursue a less pressurising job in education after what she described as the ‘pinnacle’ of her career.

“I could not have wished for a better place for my final headship to be,” she said.

“It has been an absolute privilege and pleasure to serve the whole of the Tring community..

“The best memory by far is working with some fantastic students and the support I have had from students, parents and governors.”