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Leaving QE

Date Posted: 29/09/2016 | Posted In: Latest news

At the end of the summer term on Friday July 8, six long standing members of staff will retire from QE.  All have made an enormous contribution to the success of the College and students and colleagues will miss them greatly.

Careers and Higher Education Adviser, Stella Barnes, has been at QE for 21 years   Stella has guided hundreds of students into successful careers, ensuring that they secure university places, employment and apprenticeships.  Vice Principal, Anita Blackburn has 38 years’ service at the College. Throughout this time she has taught History and for 24 years has been a member of the senior leadership team, being Vice Principal for the last 8 years.  Wendy Church retires after teaching A level Maths at the College for 17 years during which time she has also been the Course Leader for GCSE Maths. 32 years of teaching at QE are coming to an end for Jonathan Clamp who has taught a range of A level subjects including Modern Languages, Critical Thinking and Citizenship. Head of Politics, Gary Hogg, will be leaving after 9 years in his current role but has been teaching for a total of 20 years. Law teacher, Marian Tregear, has a career spanning 28 years, the last 14 of which have been at QE.

QE’s Principal, Tim Fisher, comments:

‘On behalf of myself, the governors, staff and students I would like to thank those who are retiring for their hard work, dedication and commitment to the College. They are true professionals who have helped so many young people to maximise their potential and progress to successful and fulfilling careers. I hope they have long and happy retirements – they deserve it!’