One of the best-known
headteachers in Coventry who has guided his school to a series of
national accolades is to retire at the end of the school year.
David Kershaw will leave his
post at Coundon Court School and Community College in July after 21
years as head.
Under his leadership he took
the school through two successful Ofsted inspections and helped
Coundon Court become the first secondary school in the city to achieve
Beacon Status and Training School Status.
The school also won the
prestigious Schools Curriculum 2000 Award for its work in the
community in 1999, and achieved the Sportsmark Gold Award for the
second time in 2000.
Cllr George Duggins, cabinet
member (Education and Library Services) said:
to making Coundon Court the school it is today with its national
recognition has been very great.
"I have always enjoyed
a most constructive relationship with David and on behalf of the
city council wish him well for the future."
Mr Kershaw’s career began in
Coventry in 1972 at Coventry College of Education. He then became
deputy head at Alderman Callow School in August 1974 before joining
Coundon Court as head in January 1980.
He will continue to contribute
to education, building on work that he has already carried out for the
government, universities and local education authorities. Mr Kershaw
will also continue to be a magistrate in the city.
governing body has begun the process to appoint his replacement.