The executive principal of King’s Lynn Academy has paid tribute to departing head of school Terri Broughton.
Mrs Broughton is retiring from her role at the end of August, having joined the academy in its first year back in 2010.
Craig Morrison, executive principal at both KLA and KES, said: “Terri Broughton came here in 2010 and before long was promoted to vice-principal in charge of teaching and learning.
“The experience here in classrooms has improved hugely under her guidance.
“This year I have been hugely supported in my dual role by having Mrs Broughton work as the head of school at KLA, in day-to-day charge of the academy.
“She is a tremendous colleague who has given a huge amount to the academy.”
He added: “Mrs Broughton has been inundated with letters, cards and gifts to wish her well from local families who recognise the energy and compassion she has brought to her work.
“She will be greatly missed but I know that she will remain a great friend of KLA and a regular visitor.”
The academy recently held its first community day, led by Mrs Broughton, which raised more than £5,000 for charities helping the earthquake survivors in Nepal.
Under her guidance, KLA has enjoyed a partnership with two schools in Nepal since 2010.
Year 10 student Aaron Smith said: “During her time here Mrs Broughton has had impact not only on the academy, but on me, too.
“She is one of the reasons I ran for the role of head boy.
“Her impact has been phenomenal and she is the reason we have so many students with high aspirations.”
Barney Rimmer, currently deputy headteacher at Alderman Peel High School in Wells, will take up the post from September.