Jim announces his retirement from school

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A school teacher who has spent 32 years at the same school has retired.

Jim Davis joined the Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village (DSLV) in 1981 when it was called Southbrook Comprehensive School.

He served under four headteachers as the school was renamed Danetre School and later changed to the DSLV.

Mr Davis specialisedin teaching geography and this expertise led him to organise many school exchanges to Canada and Sweden, all designed to encourage students to broaden their cultural horizons.

In recent years he has also spent a lot of time supporting students in the learning support department and students whose first language is not English.

Mr Davis has a number of interests outside of school, including photography, writing, motoring and is the press officer for Daventry Town Football Club.

These interests will keep him very busy during his years of retirement.

Speaking about his teaching career, Mr Davis said: “When my teaching colleagues start telling me that they were not even born when I started at this school, I thought its perhaps time to retire.

“I have so many special memories of my time at the school.

“I will always remember the many staff and students I have had the good fortune to work alongside.”