MP Leo Docherty thanks inspirational local teacher for 30 years of service

This week Leo Docherty MP welcomed local former Headteacher, Linda Tansley to the Houses of Parliament to offer his personal thanks for her long-standing service as a teacher in the local community. 

Mrs. Tansley retired last summer after over 30 years as a teacher locally, with the last 12 years spent as Headteacher of Tower Hill Primary School in Farnborough. In addition to the school’s most recent Ofsted inspection assessing her as a ‘highly effective’ Head, the 2020 Real Schools Guide released last month judged Tower Hill as the fourth best primary school in Hampshire – scoring top marks for attainment, progress and attendance. 

Linda was also the recipient of a Special Commendation for ‘Teacher of the Year in a Primary School’ at the South of England Teaching Awards during her time at Newport Junior School in Aldershot (now Alderwood Junior). 

Leo Docherty MP commented:

“An inspirational teacher has a profound effect – not only on pupils’ academic achievements, but on their self-confidence and ambition too. There also can be no great schools without great teachers - and Linda Tansley is most definitely one.”

“I was delighted to have had the opportunity to thank her personally for working tirelessly at local schools throughout her career over the past 30 years. I wish Linda, and her husband Steve, all the very best for her retirement.”