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Principal announces his retirement

Wayne Birks, Principal of St George’s Academy, has announced that he is retiring at the end of the academic year. Mr Birks said: “ Several weeks ago, I informed the governors that 2018/9 will be my final year as Principal of St George’s Academy. I will be 60 years old next summer and will be into my 19th year of headship. The time has come to retire and pass on the baton.”

Despite announcing his retirement, Mr Birks does not intend to slow down. “The pace of St George’s development will not slow.” He informed staff recently. He continued  “I am really looking forward to the year ahead; we have several key policy initiatives underway which will further build on the successes achieved in recent years.” Mr Birks also took the opportunity to praise his staff for their hard work and commitment to the students of St George’s Academy. “There is real sense of pace and momentum about both campuses” he wrote to staff “ and this is because of the huge levels of energy and enthusiasm you all bring to the ‘party’”.

St George’s governors have already established a working group to oversee the appointment of a new Principal and an advert will shortly be placed in the national press.