Goodbye to Mrs Madden and Mrs Leighton

As we approach the end of the academic year 2015-16 and await the arrival of the results of both A level and GCSE, we must recognise the two long serving members of staff who will not be with us in the 2016-17 academic year.

The end of term assembly marked the end of an era with the two long serving members of staff leaving the school. Senior teacher Mrs Helen Leighton, retired after 34 years at Dalriada and Pastoral Deputy Head Mrs Nicola Madden has left after 18 years at Dalriada to take up an appointment as Principal of Limavady Grammar School.

On receiving their leaving gifts at the school’s final assembly both ladies received a standing ovation from the packed audience reflecting the esteem they were held in by colleagues and pupils alike.

Headmaster Tom Skelton paid tribute to Mrs Leighton and Mrs Madden, thanking them for the huge contribution they had made to many aspects of life at Dalriada School. He concluded by wishing them both well for the future.

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