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Gareth Williams retires after 37 years at Chilton Trinity School
A RETIRING teacher who has notched up a total of 37 years at one school says if the clock was turned back he’d happily do it all again.
Gareth Williams has left Chilton Trinity, where he has held numerous roles, including his most recent position as assistant head teacher.
Gareth joined in 1976 as a PE teacher and later took on roles involving pastoral support, special educational needs and supporting several head teachers.
He was also a key driving force behind the new £23million school complex, which opened in November.
He said: “With the move into the school and the subsequent demolition of the much loved old school complete, it is the right time for my retirement.
“There is an exciting vision for the future here with our new head teacher and school building and it is now time for the younger generation of staff to take over.
“The privilege of working with young people as they have moved through the school has been a delight; their humour, excuses and their successes have contributed to a really rewarding career.
“If I was starting out again I would choose the same path – as long as it was at Chilton Trinity.”
He added: “I have had wonderful support from my wife and family who have supported me throughout my work, including my frequent absences from home due to late meetings, school residential trips or training weekends etc.
“In my retirement I will be able to ‘repay’ some of that support, starting with a list of long overdue building and decorating jobs, my daughter’s wedding in June and time with my son who has offered to introduce me to the thrills of hitting a golf ball!”