THE HEADTEACHER of a Dukinfield high school has unexpectedly stepped down.
Gus Diamond has departed All Saints Catholic College, on Birch Lane, believing his reign has seen staff make a ‘huge difference.’
He oversaw an improved set of GCSE results last year from 2019 – when exams were sat before the Covid-19 pandemic – with 73 per cent of children achieve a pass in English and 70 per cent in maths, with 62 per cent achieving one in both.
He told The Correspondent: “What impressed me was their own commitment to succeed.
“This group of wonderful young people came back in September 2021 determined to do this, determined to get the results they wanted, and determined to get the futures they deserve.
“They were not going to let the impact of Covid, impact on the rest of their lives.
“Their resilience and determination were, and truly is, impressive and inspirational.”
Deputy head Ms Gilligan has stepped up as All Saints looks for a new permanent headteacher and a statement from the school paid tribute to what happened while he was in charge.
It said: “Mr Diamond has decided to leave his role of headteacher at All Saints.
“He believes that by working together, we’ve made a huge difference to the children in our care, who he is confident will now enter into the world prepared to prosper.
“We would like to thank Mr Diamond for his contribution to the school over the years and wish him well for the future.”