says goodbye to two long serving teachers

Wednesday June 27, 2018

Concord is saying goodbye two long serving teachers at the end of the Summer Term. Mr. Steve Williams, who has completed 16 years of his teaching career at Concord, is taking up a new post as Head of Economics at Concord Shanghai Bilingual School (CSBS). Miss Georgie Taylor, who has spent the last five years as a geography teacher at Concord College, has obtained a Head of Department role at Wycombe Abbey. Mr. Williams begins his two year contract at CSBS on August 20 and will be teaching A level economics to the school’s first sixth form students . As one of Concord’s longest-serving teachers, he said he was ‘excited’ about the challenge that lay ahead. “It is an exciting new horizon, an opportunity I felt I couldn’t refuse.  I shall be teaching Chinese students economics to A level standard. “I consider this is a great opportunity which has come at the right time in my teaching career now spanning nearly 30 years. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Concord College and shall miss the country environment in which I have taught a diversity of students. “I am moving on to teach local Chinese day students in a heavily populated cosmopolitan city.” Miss Taylor, arrived at Concord to take up her first teaching post after completing a degree in geography from Royal Holloway University of London and a one year post graduate certificate of education at Cumbria University. In addition to teaching geography she has been Head of Form 3 and an Assistant Boarding Parent during her five years at Concord. In her new role at, Wycombe Abbey, she will be teaching geography up to sixth form.  She will also be head of the school’s Model United Nations. “I am very excited because it is good to have a new challenge,” said Miss Taylor.  “I am very ambitious and being Head of Department will give me academic management experience which will stand me in good stead. “On other hand, I am very sad to be leaving Concord College which will always be a very special place for me.  Our students are so lovely and grateful for everything we do. “They work so hard and are so modest about their talents. They create a wonderful supportive atmosphere and learning environment.  It has been good fun.” In a tribute, Concord Principal Mr. Neil Hawkins said:  “I am extremely grateful to Mr. Williams and to Miss Taylor for the warmth, skill and professionalism that each has shown to Concord students in their care. “They will both be greatly missed.  I wish Miss Taylor success in her move to become Head of Geography at Wycombe Abbey, while I am delighted that Mr Williams remains in the Concord family.”