Henlow deputy headteacher retires

A deputy headteacher has retired after spending 30 years in education.

Alan Walker stood down from his role at Henlow Church of England Academy at the end of the term on Friday.

Mr Walker’s career stretches back over 30 years.

He spent six years teaching in Germany and Malaysia before returning to England in 1982.

He worked in the Portway English Language Centre in Bedford, followed by spells with the English Support Team, Westfield Middle School and Robert Bloomfield Middle School.

In January 1996 he was promoted to be deputy headteacher at Henlow V.C. Middle School.

Headteacher Ray Payne said: “Mr Walker is an outstanding teacher who is hugely respected by pupils, parents, work colleagues and governors alike.

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“He has played a major role in the development, success and achievements of our school.

“I have been privileged and incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful man serving as my deputy for the past 15. We thank him for his dedicated service to Henlow, and wish him a long and happy retirement.”

Mr Walker hopes to spend his new found time learning to play golf, travelling and exploring of the world.

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