Head quits Welwyn Garden City school a week into new academic year

PUBLISHED: 17:10 08 September 2014 | UPDATED: 17:10 08 September 2014

Sir Frederic Osborn School headteacher Sue Lewis has quit, it was announced today (Monday)

Sir Frederic Osborn School headteacher Sue Lewis has quit, it was announced today (Monday)


The head of a Welwyn Garden City school has resigned – a week into the new school year.

Sue Lewis, who quit her job as headteacher at Sir Frederic Osborn, announced today (Monday) that she plans to spend more time with her family.

In a letter sent to parents, she wrote: “It is with great sadness that I am writing to advise you that after almost ten wonderfully rewarding years as headteacher of Sir Frederic Osborn School I have decided to spend more time with my family.”

And the letter branded Sir Frederic Osborn “a very special school”, and added: “It has been a privilege to work alongside talented staff, committed governors and such wonderful young people.”

A note from chair of governors Tobit Roth said: “The governing body would like to express their appreciation for the contribution that Sue has made to improving Sir Frederic Osborn School over many years.

“We wish her every success and happiness for the future.”

Mr Roth said efforts were being made to ensure a “smooth and speedy transition” to new leadership.

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