Brixington head retires after 18 years

THE popular head teacher of Bassett s Farm Primary School, Christine Jones, retired this week after nearly two decades at the school.

THE popular head teacher of Bassett's Farm Primary School, Christine Jones, retired this week after nearly two decades at the school.

Mrs Jones had worked as head teacher at the school for 18 years and previously to that she was deputy head of Willowbank Primary School in Cullompton for six years.

She said: "I have enjoyed it immensely- in fact I have enjoyed it so much I could have retired last year, but chose to stay on for one more year."

Christine had a retirement party with staff, parents and Governors last Friday and previously had a farewell picnic with pupils and said she also expects a send off from pupils in the assembly on the last day of term tomorrow.

"I'm' going to miss all the staff, teacher's parents and pupils and it's going to be a big wrench to leave, but it is time to stop.