The Education and Employment Directorate this week said goodbye to Secondary Raising Attainment Adviser, Vanessa Tissington on completion of her contract.

Vanessa has been with the Education Directorate since last September supporting improvements at Prince Andrew School and raising educational standards on St Helena.

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In a farewell reception for Vanessa, Colin Moore, Director of Education and Employment said:

“Vanessa has made an outstanding contribution to education on St Helena during her time here. Vanessa exudes enthusiasm and anyone who came into contact with her couldn’t help but be impressed with her desire to see young people make the most of their opportunities. She is a very tenacious professional with very high standards and a heart of gold.

“I know there will always be a continuing affection that Vanessa will hold for St Helena and particularly for Prince Andrew School. We will also have a continuing high regard and long lasting memory of the contribution that Vanessa has made.

“We all wish her the very best for her future career. She leaves secondary education on the Island in a much stronger state than when she first arrived.”

Vanessa commented:

“The time I spent on the Island has been one of the most rewarding of my professional career. I have enjoyed every minute and hope that I have contributed to the continuing improvement of educational standards on St Helena.”

Vanessa departed the Island on Wednesday to return to the UK where the first thing she will be doing is greeting her new grandchild who was born on Tuesday 20 August.

SHG
23 August 2013

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