The longest serving headteacher in the Brigg area is set to retire next July, after being in position for more than a quarter of a century.
Tony Norton, headteacher at Brigg St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School, arrived at the Grammar School Road site in 1987 and has thoroughly enjoyed his time at the school.
Looking back he said: “I have never applied for another job in my time here, so that means I must have enjoyed being at St Mary’s.”
And during his time at St Mary’s, Mr Norton has been a big campaigner for better school funding for rural schools and for local rural authorities.
“Local MPs, including Brigg MP Andrew Percy, have given me lots of support on this issue,” he added.
“Low funding has a big impact on our jobs.”
But Mr Norton has no intention of getting his slippers on and taking life easy in his retirement and he certainly won’t forget his 27 years at the school.
“I will have fond memories of St. Mary’s when I have left,though running a school is never an easy job.
“But I have been so fortunate in being able to do so many things while I have been here. I even went to China on an educational visit,that was fascinating.”