Headteacher says it has been a privilege

Barton Seagrave Primary School headteacher Sue Stokes retires
Barton Seagrave Primary School headteacher Sue Stokes retires

A long-serving headteacher says she will miss school life in her retirement.

Sue Stokes, 64, retired from her role at Barton Seagrave Primary School at the end of the spring term after 12 years at the helm. She said it had been a delight to have seen children’s development first-hand.

She had previously been headteacher of Standens Barn Primary School, Northampton, and Park Infants School, Kettering.

Mrs Stokes said: “Obviously it’s an emotional time. The last few weeks have been a big time of reflection on the many privileges, as well as the challenges.”

Mrs Stokes said the send-off given to her by the school had been phenomenal, and although she would miss it she was looking forward to spending more time with her family and friends.

“It was a job I always wanted to go into,” she added.

“Lots of people have helped my dreams come true. It’s been a delight to help children become the best they can be.”