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Retiring head at Risby Primary School reflects on best years of career

Risby Primary School retiring Head teacher Anna Berridge saying goodbye, with Swifts class

Risby Primary School retiring Head teacher Anna Berridge saying goodbye, with Swifts class

A headteacher who introduced philosophy and global education at a village primary school is to retire.

Anna Berridge will step down after seven and a half years leading Risby Primary School with Lisa Tweed, deputy head at Sexton’s Manor Primary, taking on her role.

Asked what she has enjoyed most during her teaching career, she said: “Making a difference for children - I’ve really loved working with children and watching them learn.

“Risby Primary has been fantastic, I’ve had a wonderful time here. There’s a fantastic team and it’s probably the best seven years of my teaching career.”

After working as an unqualified teacher across the world teaching music and children with special needs, she qualified in 1987.

Mrs Berridge taught at Hopton Primary and was head at Hundon Primary before joining Risby.

She says her proudest achievements at Risby are introducing philosophy and global education which includes links with Rwanda.

She has also enjoyed working with the Bury Schools Partnership.

The governors held a farewell tea party for her while staff have a surprise planned for tomorrow.

On her plans for retirement, Mrs Berridge said she will spend more time with her family.

 

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