After 34-years in the primary teaching profession, with 18 of those as Executive Headteacher of Saltergate Schools, Linda Mortimer is retiring at the end of this academic year.
The governing body, staff, children, past and present, have said they would like to thank Mrs Mortimer for all her hard work, positivity, dedication, devotion and resolve over her time at Saltergate.
During that time, they have seen the introduction of a Children’s Centre, Gateways, Nursery, and the Atelier Area at Saltergate, which have been a valuable asset to the school and community. More recently, in 2015, Mrs Mortimer was instrumental in the process of federating Saltergate Infant and Junior schools as their Executive Headteacher.
Mr Mark Walker, Chair of Governors said:
As Headteacher she has ensured that personal development at Saltergate Schools is exceptional and that pupils benefit from a happy, safe, and caring environment, in which each individual is respected and valued.
She has always gone above and beyond to ensure that pupils have access to a wide, rich set of experiences and opportunities to develop their talents and interests.
Mrs Judith Hollywood, Deputy Headteacher said:
The development of our challenging, stimulating, broad and balanced curriculum led by Mrs Mortimer has ensured it is accessible to all and brings out the very best in our children.
She has always led by example and worked with everyone within the school community to achieve our shared aims enabling us to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
She always values each and every person and their contribution to the school and wider community.
Children are always at the heart of every decision she made, and she will be greatly missed by the entire school community.