HEADTEACHER Keith Shilton has retired after a 38-year career in education.

Mr Shilton has been headteacher at Scapegoat Hill Junior and Infant School for 15 years.

“I’ll miss all the lovely children, parents and people I work with but not the red tape and paperwork,” he said.

Born and bred in Mirfield, Mr Shilton trained at St Paul’s College in Cheltenham and took his first post in 1973 at RM Grylls Middle School in Liversedge.

He went on to teach at several schools in Leeds before taking the headship at Scapegoat Hill in 1996.

His future plans include attending the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in October, walking, holidaying and spending more time with his grandson.

Farewell: Headteacher Keith Shilton retires from Scapegoat Hill Junior and Infant School (JH200711Cscape-01)