Scarborough headteacher Stafford John retires after a 30-year career

Headteacher Stafford John, 52, is retiring from his position at Cayton School after almost 30 years of teaching.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 8:04 am
Headteacher, Stafford John.

Mr John has previously taught at Seamer and Irton, Hinderwell, Pickering Infants, St Joseph’s at Pickering, and has been headteacher at Cayton School for 14 years.

He will be handing over the reins to Mrs Juliet Monaghan, who currently has a dual role as deputy head three days a week, and acting headteacher, two days a week.

Mr John said: “ I have been very fortunate working at Cayton with wonderful talented children and supportive parents, a dedicated governing board and fantastic hard working staff, in particular my deputy for the past 14 years, Juliet Monaghan.

Mrs Monaghan will be replacing Mr John as headteacher after the Easter break.

“I can’t be more pleased that Juliet has been appointed as the new headteacher at Cayton and I know she will continue to lead the school from strength to strength.”

Mrs Monaghan will take over the role after the Easter break.

She said: “Working closely in partnership with Mr John over many years, he has fully supported my professional development, enabling me to ensure Cayton School continues to flourish. All at Cayton School will miss his sense of humour and positivity.”

Mr John, although retiring from the school, insists he isn’t retiring completely, he said: “Although retiring, I would like to reassure everyone that I am years off retirement age, and am looking forward to starting new adventures.

“I will of course miss the children at Cayton and the supportive staff, governors and parents and wish them and the school every success in the years to come.”

A spokesperson on behalf of the school said: “The governors, staff, parents and pupils of Cayton School would like to thank Mr John for 14 years service as headteacher at Cayton School.

“Mr John will be greatly missed, the staff will miss his sense of humour and have enjoyed working with him over the years.

“We would all like to wish him the very best in his new adventures.”