Happy retirement after 47 years

Pupils and staff at Hermitage Academy will say a fond farewell to Gordon Turnbull this week, Principal Teacher of Guidance, who is retiring tomorrow (Friday) after a remarkable 47 years at the school.

Gordon said: “I am fortunate to have enjoyed a long and rewarding teaching career working with many generations of fine young people at Hermitage Academy.  I am grateful for the support, good humour and friendship from so many teaching colleagues and staff in the wider school community over the years. Thanks for so many happy memories”.

Douglas Morgan, Acting Head Teacher, said: “The word legend is perhaps used too often in society these days, however, it is safe to say that Mr Turnbull is a true legend of Hermitage Academy having taught here for 47 years.  He has made an amazing impact on the lives of over 10,000 young people and family members regularly tell me how grateful they are for Mr Turnbull’s support. 

“Hermitage Academy will be starting up a Barista Café in the school next year in partnership with Cameron House.  The new café will be named ‘Turnbulls’ to make sure Gordon’s legacy lives on.

Everyone at Hermitage Academy wishes Gordon a happy and healthy retirement.”

Gordon Turnbull