Sprites Primary Academy says farewell to headteacher

Pupils and staff at Sprites Primary Academy in Ipswich have said goodbye to headteacher Shaun Valent

Pupils and staff at Sprites Primary Academy in Ipswich have said goodbye to headteacher Shaun Valentine. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

A special assembly was held at Sprites Primary Academy in Ipswich yesterday as the school says farewell to its headteacher.

Shaun Valentine has led the school for eleven years through a time of massive change.

At a farewell assembly yesterday morning pupils read out poems they had written and presented Mr Valentine with a picture of the Sprites magnolia tree made up of all the finger prints of the children and staff.

The children also gave Mr Valentine a book of memories.

A spokeswoman for the school said: “The children, staff, parents and Governors would like to say a heartfelt thank you for the dedication he has shown in supporting the learning of the pupils at Sprites. He has always put the children’s learning and well-being first in everything he has done.”

Mr Valentine is leaving the school to take up a headship in Bury St Edmunds.