Two Falkirk schools bid farewell to head teacher

Pupils at two Falkirk primary schools were sad to see their shared head teacher retire this week but they gave her a great send off.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 1:25 pm
Shieldhill Primary School P7s say goodbye to Ms Robyn Wisbey as she retires after 12 years as head teacher of both Shieldhill and California primary schools

Londoner Robyn Wisbey (56) has been in charge at Shieldhill Primary School for the last 12 years and head teacher at both Shieldhill and California primary school for the last seven.

She said she was sorry to be leaving, but glad to take her “foot off the accelerator for a little bit”.

Ms Wisbey, who has been in the teaching profession for 34 years and head teacher for 24 of those years, moved to Scotland in 2008 after working a a couple of schools in Northampton and has been with Shieldhill, and then California, ever since.

Shieldhill Primary School and California Primary School head teacher Ms Robyn Wisbey says goodbye to pupils as she retires from her dual role

She said: “It was sad – the end of a chapter for me. I will miss the children, staff and parents, but life takes different turns and new opportunities come up – as one door closes another opens.

"I would like to do something else, I just don’t know what just now. Maybe do some voluntary work. I will do something, I don’t want to not work at all.

"I’ll give myself a little breather and then see – I don’t think I could just sit and do nothing to be honest."

Ms Wisbey got parting gifts from staff and parents, including a hamper loaded with goodies, and the children designed miniature superhero cut outs with their head teacher’s face on them for her to take away and keep.

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