Tracy is the new head of St John’s School

Tracy Willoughby

Tracy Willoughby

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Tracy Willoughby will take over as head teacher at St John’s School from September.

She will replace Nigel Bennett, the island’s longest serving primary head teacher, who has led the school since 1991 and is retiring after 37 years in education.

Mrs Willoughby, who has been head at Kewaigue School since 2010, said: ‘I am delighted to be taking over the headship at St John’s School and I am looking forward to getting to know the staff, parents and children.

‘I will, of course, miss Kewaigue School tremendously as I’ve had four very happy years with the staff and children. It has been a pleasure to be associated with such a great school.’

Mrs Willoughby was born in the island and was educated at Murray’s Road School, Ballakermeen and St Ninian’s High School.

After graduating from Sheffield City Polytechnic with a degree in geography, she completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Hull University.

She taught on The Wirral for three years before returning to the island in 1989. She has taught at Manor Park, Rushen and Cronk-y-Berry primaries and, in 2001, became deputy head teacher at Marown.

The headship of Kewaigue will be advertised shortly.

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