Lambeth council organised a thank-you event to honour the success and achievements of five longstanding local headteachers who are either leaving for new posts or retiring..
Lambeth mayor Annie Gallop and the Lambeth Schools Partnership this week hosted a reception at Lambeth town hall in Brixton where Cllr Gallop presented plaques to four of the headteachers.
Cllr Ed Davie, council cabinet member for children and young people, said: “I was delighted to join this reception, and have the opportunity to thank our colleagues for the incredibly important work they have undertaken in our borough.
“They are educators, but just as importantly community lynchpins.
“The contribution made by those who attended the reception was central to the huge improvements we’ve made, with 95 per cent of Lambeth schools are now good or outstanding.
“This represents huge progress and we are grateful to our headteachers for the many years and long hours they have put in to achieve this.”
The headteachers, who between them have more then 80 years of service, are:
Gary Phillips – Lilian Baylis Technology School
Beverley Stanislaus – St. Martin in the Fields High School for Girls
Di Morgan – Oasis Johanna Primary School
Anne Sturman – Kennington Park Academy (Primary Pupil Referral Unit)
Adam Hickman from Ashmole Primary School (who was not able to attend)
Rachael Mollett from King’s Avenue Primary School is also leaving Lambeth after three years to become an executive headteacher.
Cllr Davie said: “We wish them all the very best with the next part of their journeys.”
Cllr Annie Gallop, the Mayor of Lambeth (centre) with (left to right) Di Morgan, Beverley Stanislaus, Anne Sturman and Gary Phillips