New headteacher for Colne school

HEAD CHANGES: Retired Mr Bohills with his replacement Ms Hayes.

HEAD CHANGES: Retired Mr Bohills with his replacement Ms Hayes.

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Headteacher Mr Chris Bohills retired from his post at Fisher More Catholic Humanities College on August 31st after six very successful years at the school, during which students’ attainment has gone from strength to strength.

With 63% A* to C grades, the school’s GCSE results are the highest in Burnley and Pendle. At the annual Awards Evening, Mr Bohills was given a standing ovation by the audience when he was presented as the inaugural winner of the “Bohills Trophy” for hard work and determination.

Mr Bohills is looking forward to spending his retirement with his wife Clare and intends to travel, play golf and catch up with his many interests.

The new head is Ms Clare Hayes – previously deputy head at St Anne’s RC High School in Stockport. Her aim is to build up on the fantastic work done by Mr Bohills and the staff, and make Fisher More an “Outstanding” school. She is very much looking forward to working with the young people and their families.

This summer also saw the retirement of Mrs Sue Prior, who had worked there since 1979. She was head of English for many years and was also very instrumental in the school’s attainment of Specialist status in 2006. She is also looking forward to retirement and travel. And governors have now agreed to the school’s name reverting to SS John Fisher and Thomas More RC High School.