Headmistress leaves after 35 years

A HEADTEACHER is stepping down from her post at half-term after 35 years of service in Barnsley’s schools.

Sue Hamby became principal of Carlton Community College when it was created two years ago from the amalgamation of Royston High and Edward Sheerien schools.

She oversaw the school moving into a brand new building at the beginning of this year, relocating from two separate sites.

Previously Mrs Hamby had been headteacher at Edward Sheerien in Athersley.

Mrs Hamby said she had seen many youngsters do well as they had passed through the secondary schools in which she had taught.

“Carlton has made good progress in the two years since it was created and it is in a good position to continue these improvements into the future,” she said.

“I would like to thank staff, governors, pupils and parents for their hard work over this time and for their support of each other.

“There is a lot of talent in this college and I wish the school well for the future,” she added.

The council’s assistant executive director for lifelong learning, Phil Lawson, said: “I would like to thank Sue for her years of dedicated service and commitment on behalf of young people and their families. We wish her success and happiness for the future.”

The school refused to indicate why Mrs Hamby is stepping down.

New principal David Powell will take over when the school re-opens after half-term. David until recently was principal of Judgemeadow Community College in Leicester.