37 Years of outstanding service ....
With very mixed feelings I must regretfully inform you of Phil Monk’s intention to retire from his post as Senior Teacher at the end of the summer term. Having joined the school in September 1975 Phil will be leaving his full time position on the final day of term, Friday 20 July, although there won’t be any farewells on the day as he will be in Germany with a school party. I am pleased that Phil has agreed to stay with us until Christmas on a part time, non-teaching basis, so that he can see some of his current projects through to completion.
Phil Monk’s contribution to The Stonehenge School extends far beyond teaching geography, PSHE, sports and PE for 37 years. His efforts are recognised throughout the community of Amesbury – when you enter Antrobus House you will see his name engraved on the board alongside some very distinguished VIPs. He has taught at least two, and in some cases three generations of Amesbury families and former pupils and parents returning to school always ask after ‘Mr Monk’, recalling how he taught them and their parents as well!
The school and the town have been through many changes since 1975. It will seem strange starting the new term in September without Phil’s presence although I know he will continue to remain active with the many interests he has, not least supporting the next generation of young athletes in Wiltshire and enjoying some quality time on the allotment. On behalf of pupils, parents, staff and the governing body I would like to congratulate Phil for his excellent contribution to the school and wish him and his family the very best for the future.