A WORCESTER deputy principal is set to retire this summer after almost 30 years of service.

Ruth Scotson from Worcester Sixth Form College, is due to retire at the end of this summer term after a lengthy and distinguished career.

Ms Scotson, an Oxford graduate, joined the College in September 1992 as Head of History and during her 29 year tenure has been a senior tutor before being appointed assistant principal in 2010 and subsequently deputy principal in August 2018.

A spokesman for the college said: “The impact that Ruth has had cannot be celebrated enough both in terms of the excellent leadership she has provided, the support she has provided for students academically and in terms of their wellbeing and support for their progression.

“She has previously been the College’s designated safeguarding lead and has been instrumental in the introduction of the Ambition Programme for students looking to apply to Oxbridge or Russell Group universities and extensive support for early applicants with personal statements and UCAS applications.”

Ms Scotson has strong family connections to the College in that both her children studied there.

Ed Senior, Principal, said: “Ruth has been, and continues to be an inspiration to Worcester Sixth Form College students. Her intellect, wisdom and dedication means that, not only has Ruth been an outstanding teacher, but also an exceptional colleague. I am really pleased that Ruth has agreed to return next year to teach Early Modern History and I am certain she will continue to inspire yet another cohort of students.”

The College intends to celebrate Ruth’s retirement at an event in the autumn term. Former students and colleagues who would like to wish her well can email the Principal’s PA (jo.payne@wsfc.ac.uk)