Retirement of Mr Phil Leather

At the end of this term we said farewell to Mr Phil Leather after 38 years of service to Shipston High School. Mr Leather joined the school in 1980 as a Teacher of Physics, moving onto teaching Information Technology and latterly Computer Science. During this time he also took on the role of Network Manager and set up the original school website.
Mr Leather was given a fond farewell at the Sheldon House assembly on the last day of term where he listened to many tributes from students past and present. He recalled that in his early days at Shipston the school had around 250 students and at one time risked closure by the Local Authority, a very different scenario from the present.
The staff and student body alike would like to wish Mr Leather a long, happy and healthy retirement and all our good wishes for the future.