HEADTEACHER Shane Morton left his Felpham schools yesterday to take on a new role.
Mr Morton has served the Bishop Tufnell CE schools in his roles as headteacher of the junior school and then executive headteacher of the infant and junior schools in a period dating back more than 12 years.
He has said goodbye to their classrooms in Pennyfields to take up an exciting post within the Church of England and the Diocese of Chichester in its schools department.
He will be leading a team of church schools’ support advisors.
A spokesman for the schools said: “Shane will move from serving hundreds of children in the Felpham schools to thousands of children right across West and East Sussex.
“Shane commented in his farewell party that it was the spirit of the actual man, Bishop Tufnell, who inspired his leadership.
“Shane has embodied the Christian values of the school, from service to humility, faithfulness, to courage.
“He has led from the front and many staff, past and present, said farewell to him.”
The neighbouring Bishop Tufnell schools federated last September to create a single governing body.
1The Diocese of Chichester’s education department offers a range of services to governors, headteachers and clergy.