Headteacher set to retire from the role at Easter next year

Headteacher Garry Hancock,centre,welcomes new starters,from left,Jack White,Shannon Ingle,Ellie Kaye and Liam Spurr 'Picture by Neil Silk  113601b'05/09/11
Headteacher Garry Hancock,centre,welcomes new starters,from left,Jack White,Shannon Ingle,Ellie Kaye and Liam Spurr 'Picture by Neil Silk 113601b'05/09/11
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A Scarborough headteacher has announced his intention to retire from the role next Easter.

Graham School headteacher Garry Hancock made the announcement to the school governors last week and a letter was sent out to parents.

Mr Hancock oversaw the link-up between Graham and Raincliffe Schools, which brought the two organisations together as a federation.

Now known as Graham School, the former Raincliffe site in Lady Edith’s Drive forms the lower school for pupils aged 11 to 13.

The original Woodlands Drive site now forms the upper school, for 13 to 16 year olds.

In his letter, Mr Hancock said: “I have informed the school governors of my intention to retire at Easter in 2014.

“This means that the governors will now begin the process of recruiting a new headteacher to take over the leadership of the school at that point.

“You will be kept fully informed of the process and the appointment.

“It is a privilege to be the headteacher of Graham School and I have always appreciated the fantastic support that I and the school receive from our families.

“Over the coming year I will be working with staff and the new headteacher to make sure the transition runs smoothly.

“Thank you for your continued support.”