THE head teacher at Honley High School has announced that he is to step down this summer.
Chris Sylge, who joined Honley in January 2011, has made the decision for personal reasons.
It is thought he may continue his career as a teacher.
In a letter to parents, Mr Sylge, who officially leaves on August 31, said: “At the end of the summer term, after almost three years as headteacher at Honley and eight years as a languages teacher, I have decided for purely personal reasons to move on from headship.
“I wish everyone in the school and the community well and will look back with fondness at a time that has given me very many happy memories.”
The post is currently being advertised, with interviews taking place over the next four weeks.
The new headteacher is expected to start in January 2014.
In the meantime, deputy head Heather Rogers will become acting headteacher, with assistant head Paul Sharrock moving up to acting deputy. The two successfully managed the previous headship transition.
Chair of governors Jan Wallis said: “Mr Chris Sylge has led the school with clarity of vision and purpose over the last three years and he will be much missed. We wish him all the best for the future.”
She reiterated the schools’ two main objectives of developing professional practice and communications to achieve both outstanding progress and pride in the school.
Exam results have risen for the last four years, with 75% of students getting five A* to C grades, including English and maths, in their GCSEs. Honley was rated Good (2) at its last Ofsted inspection of March 2011.