West Craven High Technology College headteacher Arnold Kuchartschuk has retired after 16 years describing his time in the post as “more than just a job.”
He later moved to take up the deputy headship at a school near Preston.
He said: “The position of headteacher at West Craven was advertised and as the area was very special to me, I applied and fought hard to win the post.
“West Craven and its families hold a very special place in my heart. It was links such as these that made serving as headteacher more than just a job.”