Farewell to headteacher Susan after 23 years

August 04 2017

SUSAN Tyte, the long-standing and highly respected headteacher of Chester Park Infant School has retired (writes Tony Davies).

SUSAN Tyte, the long-standing and highly respected headteacher of Chester Park Infant School has retired (writes Tony Davies).

Susan has been the headteacher for 23 years, and is one of Bristol’s longest serving heads. There were presentations by the children at a special assembly, a tea with parents and on July 4 colleagues, governors and friends of the school had the chance to recognise Susan’s outstanding service to the school at an evening event. 

The common theme was how well Susan knows each child and their family and how committed she has been to see each child develop and grow to reach their potential. Many paid tribute to the very positive influence she has had on all the children and families. Colleagues spoke of the strong and caring support they have received from Susan at Chester Park Infant School. 

Work on the refurbishment as part of the expansion plan begins soon. Susan led on making these plans and in negotiating with Bristol City Council to achieve the necessary funding.  

In her farewell, Susan said: "There is a saying ‘it takes a community to raise a child’. Chester Park Infant School has a diverse community yet through the years we have built on the values we share; kindness, care and respect for each other. We have created a nurturing school where children are quick to offer a helping hand to each other. 

"I have been privileged to work with dedicated and talented colleagues. 

"Every day the staff team comes to work and makes a difference to young lives. Thank you for your care and skill.”