A fond farewell for Fife's inspirational head teacher

Parents of children past and present have paid tribute to Rosslyn School head teacher Paul Meijer who retires after more than a decade in charge.

Wednesday, 24th January 2018, 12:18 pm
Updated Friday, 26th January 2018, 4:18 pm
Head teacher Paul Meijer is set for retirement.

As head of the school which provides a range of additional support for children between the ages of four to 17, Paul’s dedicated and conscientious approach has made him more than simply a teacher in the eyes of many families.

“Paul’s retirement is a sad time for us all as he really is going to be a huge loss for the school, he is extremely well liked by everyone and we’re Really going to miss him,” parent Lyn Scot, whose son Adam has attended the school for the pat 13 years, told the Press.

“It really does feel like the end of an era for everyone, but while it’s an undoubted loss, he has been so supportive and we wish him well and a happy retirement.”

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Parents, staff and pupils put on a little thanks you celebration for Paul this week.

And the fact that Paul has gone the extra mile for many families over the years that has made him something of a family figure to many.

“As parents we often face difficulties and challenges due to our children’s needs,” Lyn explained.

“Some have had difficulties with housing, transport, problems with other services involved with our children’s care and he has always been there to support us.”

Ahead of Paul’s last day at the school this Friday, staff, parents and pupils gathered for a celebration earlier this week to show their gratitude for his efforts over the last 10 years.

The cake presented to Paul as part of his leaving celebration.
Parents, staff and pupils put on a little thanks you celebration for Paul this week.
The cake presented to Paul as part of his leaving celebration.