Story: Gaynor Carr
After 15 years as headteacher at Firth Park Community Arts College, Mo Laycock has decided to take early retirement in July 2010.
Mo began her career as an Art Teacher in Bradford in 1973, joining Firth Park in 1995. During her time at the school, Mo has transformed the standards achieved from 12% 5+ A*-C GCSE passes in 1995, to an incredible 63% % 5+ A*-C by 2009.
Mo has spoken on local and national radio stations on educational issues During her time at Firth Park. She was also filmed for the BBC2 Documentary, ‘School Day’ in 2004.
Mo says she has “loved every minute of my time at Firth Park”, and is delighted to be handing over the reins at the end of this school year to Chris Keen.
Chris has been Deputy Headteacher at Firth Park Community Arts College for 4 years. His core responsibilities relate to Teaching and Learning, particularly curriculum entitlement programmes.
Chris very much looks forward to leading the continued success of the school – in particular, the development of working alongside parents and the community to ensure the students of Firth Park receive the very best educational opportunities. We wish both Chris and Mo every success!