A Fond Farewell to Teaching Legends

For a few, the summer break will last longer than six weeks – at the end of term will see two huge farewells…

After 39 years of teaching (27 of those here at WHS), retirement beckons for Mrs Cockburn, our wonderful Head of Languages. She has inspired so many students with a love of languages, as well as leaving lasting memories through the trips she organised to Germany and France. Her colleagues and students alike all wish her the very best and look forward to hearing of her travels in the coming years.

Many thought this day would never come but, after a staggering 48 years, the legend that is Mr Phillips is retiring too. So often the question has been asked, “Is Kev Phillips still there?”. He has dedicated his life to WHS and its predecessor school; he has taught 1000’s of students and so many have gone on to study Physics because of him. A true stalwart of the school, who everyone at WHS wishes well for the future.

Pictured with his colleagues in 1974 at Irthing Valley is Mr Phillips, top left:

Mrs Cockburn leading one of the many trips to Paris:

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