Final school bell tolls for Reedness headmaster

Abby Backhouse
April 8, 2022

Reedness Primary School hosted a fun day for headmaster Liam Jackson as he retires after an impressive 34 years of teaching.

On Friday, April 1, a crowd of well-wishers at the school surprised the headmaster with an organised day to mark his departure. Along with a farewell tea and coffee, the school rented entertainment features including a rodeo bull, climbing wall, mini golf course and a giant Connect 4 to kickstart the celebrations. During his time at Reedness, Liam worked with staff and governors to attain a ‘good’ Ofsted report, a significant achievement following a report in 2016 that stated that the school ‘required improvement’.

Margaret Gunson, a governor from the school said: “I have known Liam Jackson for many years. In the time that he has worked here, he has helped change the school beyond recognition. Reedness Primary School is such a warm and welcoming school and I have every faith that it will remain so with the next change in leadership.”

Speaking at the funday, Liam said: “It is very sad to leave, I would like to thank the children who have been amazing and parents and governors who have made my time here so enjoyable.” Mr Jackson, who has retained the position since 2016, will be passing the baton over to Matthew Herbert, a current teacher at the school. Writing for the Marshfield messenger he said: “I know that Matthew Herbert cannot wait to take over after the Easter break. I am sure that he will put his own stamp on the school and continue to help create amazing memories for the children at Reedness School.”

Headmaster, Liam Jackson and Deputy, Matthew Herbert stand for a photo on the day. (07-04-210 GT/CT)

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