Nick Taunt, head teacher at Chichester’s Bishop Luffa school, is set to retire at the end of this academic year, he has revealed.
Mr Taunt will step down from his role following 17 years in the job. In a letter he wrote to parents and carers, he said:
“I am writing to let you know that I shall retire as Head of Bishop Luffa School at the end of this academic year. I was excited to take over from John Ashwin as Head in September 2000, and I have found it a most exhilarating, challenging and rewarding role.
“I have felt privileged to lead such an impressive team of dedicated teachers and support staff who have given far beyond expectation or reward. The joy that I often see in the faces of our young people in the classroom and beyond bears testimony to that commitment.
“Pupils and Sixth Form students recognise that they are known and cared for in the Christian community, and they grow into young men and women for whom I feel a great respect and pride.
“I am also deeply grateful for the support and kindness that parents and carers, Directors and supporters have shown to both the school and myself. I am confident that with the quality and commitment of the Leadership Team and staff, Bishop Luffa
faces a bright future as it continues to realise its vision, Always our best because everyone matters.
“Mr Nigel Hoggarth, Chair of Directors, will keep you informed of the process of appointing my successor, the fourth Head of Bishop Luffa School.”