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Retiring from QE

Date Posted: 01/07/2014 | Posted In: Latest news

Four members of staff at QE are retiring on 8th July, the last day of term.

Rowland Burdon, Senior Science Technician, is retiring after 37 years and is currently the longest serving member of staff. Bill Stuart leaves after 26 years of teaching history at the College. During his time at QE, Bill has enjoyed many roles including that of Head of History and Higher Education Co-ordinator.  Also retiring are John Thorley and Jan Jack. Over the last 39 years, John has had various roles in education, the last 7 of which have been at QE as Head of Physics and as a teacher of Physics. Jan is retiring as a Learning Support Assistant after four years service but, like John, she has been in education for a good number of years. Before coming to QE, Jan was the SENC0 (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator,) at Risedale School in North Yorkshire.

Principal ,Tim Fisher, says:

‘Rowland, Bill, John and Jan have been tremendous colleagues. They have all done a great deal in various ways to support students  and other members of staff.  I hope they have long and happy retirements and thank them for their contribution to the ongoing success of QE and our students.’

Rowland Burdon comments:

‘I have had a wonderful time at QE and can’t believe it’s 37 years since I first started. The College is a great place to work and there’s a tremendous mix of people, both students and staff. I’ll miss work but it’s the right time for me to move on.  I  am looking forward to having more time to spend with my family and playing the piano.’