Norman Tyson announces early retirement

PUBLISHED: 08:32 03 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:43 15 June 2010

AFTER 15 years at the helm, Norman Tyson, the principal of Honiton Community College, has announced his intention to retire.

AFTER 15 years at the helm, Norman Tyson, the principal of Honiton Community College, has announced his intention to retire.Mr Tyson told governors at a meeting on Wednesday last week that he would retire at the end of the academic year.In a statement, published on the college's website, Mr Tyson said: "I would like to thank all college students, both past and present, who have over the years ensured that my job was always interesting and deeply rewarding."A thank you is also offered to all the parents and carers who supported and contributed so much to the working of the college."Mr Tyson said it was with "no small amount of sadness" that he had reached his decision."There is still much to be achieved," he added. "This has always been the case as each new year brings fresh opportunities to secure an effective and appropriate learning experience for our students."I am proud of the successes students and staff have achieved and my part in this."Mr Tyson says he intends to continue working in education and that he will look upon his early retirement as the beginning of a new opportunity.He concluded: "There is much I would like to say, but now would not be appropriate. "It is difficult to know how to reflect on all that has been achieved and the thanks that are due to those who made it possible.

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