A LOCAL teacher who has inspired countless children is retiring after 31 years.
Long-serving Roger Kemp has worked at Muntham House School in Barns Green since 1980.
Mr Kemp retires as assistant head teacher and the school’s partnership manager for training and outreach, a spokesman for the school said.
The spokesman added that Muntham House School offers educational support for boys and young men who are unable to learn in mainstream education.
In his early days at the school, Mr Kemp established the primary unit, which focuses on children aged between four and six-years-old, and focuses on pre-empting and deflecting unwanted behaviour.
Its purpose is to ensure that these young boys develop the skills and confidence to join the main school cohort.
More recently he has established the school’s Outreach Programme, which works with partnership schools by supporting children who are experiencing difficulties with managing their behaviour in school and at home.
Mr Kemp will be staying on at the school for two more years as a ‘part-time consultant’.