Miss Flood – goodbye, good luck and thank you!

As many readers of this blog will be aware, Miss Flood leaves The Long Eaton School at the end of this week, to take up a post as an Advanced Skills Teacher in a school in London.

Hayley Flood joined the school in September 2009 as a newly qualified teacher. In a very short space of time she has become the driving force behind all of our Astronomy developments. Without her expertise and enthusiasm it would not have been possible to design and build The Malcolm Parry Observatory. Since it opened literally thousands of people, including our own students and their parents, primary school pupils, teachers, and other members of our wider community have been able to benefit from not just the fantastic facilities, but also Hayley’s passion for her subject. She has also worked even more extensively as a Lead Educator for the National Space Academy.

We will miss Hayley very much, and we wish her all the best in her new role. Astronomy will continue to go from strength to strength in her absence, so please continue to watch the blog for details of future events. We are also hopeful that on occasion we will be able to welcome Hayley back in a guest appearance as an expert speaker (although we haven’t told her that yet!)

Thank you, Miss Flood, from everyone associated with Astronomy at The Long Eaton School.

Neil Calvert


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One Response to Miss Flood – goodbye, good luck and thank you!

  1. Chris Newsome says:

    I would like to add my bit as a member of the Derby Astronomical Society. My first impression of Miss Flood is one of a person so full of inspiration for the pupils and getting them to look up and understand where we all come from. Her drive to get the observatory built and running can only be described as stunning. Hayley, I wish you well in your new ventures and please continue to inspire all you come into contact with.

    Best wishes
    Chris Newsome

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