A former pupil of a secondary school has returned 23 years later – as the new HEADTEACHER.
Emma Edwards-Morgan, 38, even teaches in the classroom where she was taught in the mid-90s.
Incredibly, when she turned up for her first day in the hot seat in January, she spotted her own art work which was still hanging on the wall.
She left The Link Academy, in Dudley, West Mids., in the summer of 1996 after completing her GCSEs.
She went on to study A-Levels and got a First Class degree in Biological and Biomedical Sciences before completing her PGCE teaching qualification.
Mrs Edwards-Morgan was deputy head at an academy in Birmingham before spotting the position of headteacher at her old school.
She said: “I’m delighted to be back at my old school. I was really surprised to see my old art work on the wall.
“I did it in 1996 so it’s been hanging on the wall for 23 years. I even teach some science lessons in my old classroom.
“I was astonished, it must have been better than I thought at the time.
“The students are amazed that’s it’s there and want my name placed next to it.
“This school made a huge difference in my life and now I have the chance to teach the next generation of pupils from this area.
“Now it’s time to look to the future.
“Being locally raised and educated, I am acutely aware of the vital role that my own secondary education played in my subsequent choices.
“I now have a fantastic opportunity to change lives among the young people of Netherton and the surrounding area.”
Chief Executive of the Trust, Jo Higgins said: “I am delighted to have Emma join us in our mission to transform education in Dudley schools.
“She joins a very strong management team that has already made great progress at The Link.”