When I was asked to come and look after Tunstall for one term, little did I know that it would be 17 years later that I would be saying goodbye!


It has been a great privilege to be headteacher of this amazing school.  I have enjoyed welcoming so many children into the school - tiny, with big uniforms - and seen them grow not only in height but in confidence and ability.  It has been a pleasure to share in their successes.  

There can be no greater joy than having a cheery ‘Good morning Mrs Hutchings’ as I walk around the school, whatever the day looks like outside or the task I have to complete. This is one of the things I will miss.


I have enjoyed getting to know not only the children but the parents as well.  I will take with me many fond memories and can say that there has never been a dull moment!

I must say a big thank you to the dedicated staff here at Tunstall.  They are a happy, committed and highly professional team.  I know they will continue to grow and develop this wonderful school and I look forward to hearing about the future successes.

I thank you for your love and support.

Kate Hutchings.

ReturnJul 16, 2018