WELSHPOOL High School has been saying a fond farewell to four members of staff who will not be coming back when the term re-starts in September.

Bob Cannon, Glyn Davies, Neil Butler and Bernie Jones are all moving on from the school and are either retiring or will be taking up a role elsewhere.

Headteacher Jim Toal paid tribute to the quartet: “On behalf of the pupils, staff and governors, I would like to say a big thank you to the members of staff leaving.

“Between them they have served the school for a total of 105 years, showing great dedication to the profession and the pupils.

“We wish them all the very best for a happy, healthy and fulfilling future beyond Welshpool High School and express our sincere gratitude for their outstanding contribution to the ongoing success of the school.”

n Bob Cannon – he has been at the school for 30 years working in a variety of departments. Science, ICT, Design and Technology.

Over the years he has been part of the robotics club and took part in school trips.

n Glyn Davies – he joined the school in September 1994 as deputy headteacher.

He has played a key role in the History Department during his time at the school, contributing to the success of the department. Mr Davies has also been pivotal in several successful school inspections and has significantly contributed to the running of the school.

n Neil Butler – he became Head of Humanities and History in September 1997 joining from Newtown High School. During his 21 years he has led a very successful department. As well as leading the department, Mr Butler has over the years increased his role within the teaching union, NASUWT, and will take up a full time role with the union as its national official for Wales.

n Bernie Jones – he has been at the school for 31 years and has witnessed lots of sporting success at, local, county and national level,

Mr Jones has helped influence individual and team success in various sports and has links with clubs in the community.