A Bridlington deputy headteacher of more than eight years is to further her career by becoming headteacher of a Scarborough school.
Sue Bland, 52, joined the school in 2006 and has been deputy to headteacher Louise Booth for her time at the school.
Mrs Bland said: “I have always wanted to be a headteacher so this is everything that I have ever worked towards. I have loved every moment at Burlington Infants.
“I knew it was the right place for me as soon as I walked through the door.”
Sue primarily worked in the early years of the school with her being praised as “the perfect first teacher for children” by her former colleague and Burlington Infants headteacher Louise Booth.
Mrs Bland said: “The children and staff put on a leavers assembly for me which was so moving. I have been overwhelmed with the amount of kind words from parents and pupils from past and present as it means so much to me.
“I am looking forward to the new challenge and meeting all the new school staff and pupils.
“I would like to thank Louise for everything she has done to support me and it was her who helped me with my application to become a headteacher so I am very grateful for that.”
Burlington Infants headteacher, Louise Booth, said: “I hired Sue when I moved up to be headteacher more than eight years ago and I am so glad I did. We became a great team between us. She is such a loving and caring person who is an ideal teacher.
“She has helped transform the early years teaching in the school in her time here and she will be sorely missed. Thomas Hinderwell’s gain is our loss but I know she will be a fantastic head. We all wish her the best of luck in the future.”