Popular Gloucestershire headteacher retires from Lechlade's primary school
POPULAR headteacher Alison Lock is retiring from St Lawrence Primary School after 38 years in the teaching profession in Gloucestershire.
Mrs Lock, 58, who lives in Cirencester, has been headteacher of the Lechlade school for the past 10 years, having also worked at Cirencester Junior, Brimscombe, Stratton and The British School in Wotton Under Edge.
She began her career at St Lawrence Primary in 1974 as a teacher, when she was still Alison Pope, and stayed until 1984, returning after successful headships elsewhere as headteacher in 2002.
She said: “In my career I have probably touched the lives of thousands of young people. It has been very special to be part of such good teams, preparing children to be worthwhile citizens and fulfilled people”.
She started successful gymnastics clubs at both St Lawrence and Cirencester Junior schools and has close links with the Diocese of Gloucester, which she hope to continue in her retirement. She also plans to take a trip to Nepal and Australia.
Nicola Morris, current headteacher at Crudwell Primary School, will take over as headteacher at St Lawrence in September.