The future is bright for the retiring head teacher of Cavalry Primary in March

Cavalry Primary School, March. Head teacher Val Spriggs at her retirement assembly. Picture: Steve W

Cavalry Primary School, March. Head teacher Val Spriggs at her retirement assembly. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Amazing adventures are in store for a March head teacher who this week retired after 21 years.

Cavalry Primary School, March. Head teacher Val Spriggs at her retirement assembly. Picture: Steve W

Cavalry Primary School, March. Head teacher Val Spriggs at her retirement assembly. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Val Spriggs, who has led Cavalry Primary since 1994, plans to travel around Europe on an inter-railing trip this year and next year a river trip to Burma.

She said: “I have so many wonderful memories and stories of wonderful school trips, concert band shows, clubs and always with the fantastic support from the teaching staff who I have worked with over the years.

“I have watched children go on to great things. I shall miss the children terribly but am looking forward to new adventurers in my retirement.”

Mrs Spriggs, 58, was treated to a special assembly where children suggested new adventures for the popular headteacher including sub marine diving, becoming a clown, playing her trumpet on Britain’s Got Talent, becoming a lego master and joining Dancemania.

Cavalry Primary School, March. Head teacher Val Spriggs at her retirement assembly. Picture: Steve W

Cavalry Primary School, March. Head teacher Val Spriggs at her retirement assembly. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant


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One pupil said she would miss the sound of Mrs Spriggs singing along the school corridors.

Parents bought her a steamer chair and cushion and table for the garden.

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Governors bought her a camera while staff bought a cut glass decanter and a matching wine glass set along with a gazebo.

She was also given a memory box, containing photographs from the last 21 years, a book of poems from staff and a book called Cavalry Children Then and Now, containing photos and memories of past pupils from 1994 onwards.

Pupils presented her with flowers, a garden lantern, a cushion and a water slide.

The school is growing in numbers and to cope with the increase building work is taking place to provide five new classrooms which will be ready for the new term in September.

New headteacher will be Fiona McCallum who is currently at Elm Primary.

She returns to March having already been a previous deputy head at Cavalry.

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