Musical send off for Ilford deputy head after 25 years

Highlands Primary School's deputy headteacher Jean Durr is leaving and the children put on a concert

Highlands Primary School's deputy headteacher Jean Durr is leaving and the children put on a concert for her - Credit: Archant

A beloved deputy headteacher waved goodbye to her pupils after leaving the primary school for the last time.

Jean Durr, 59, left Highlands Primary School, in Highlands Garden, Ilford, after working there for a whopping 25 years.

The school held a party and concert for her, where the youngsters put on performances.

Her sister Kate Jackson, 72, said: “The party was lovely and everyone is very upset by Jean leaving.”

Jean was also the school’s music teacher.


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She said she was very attached to the children and staff and had made a lot of good friends there.

Jean added: “I’m interested in following my passion in music and hopefully I’ll have more time to spend with my family.”

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