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Sheila Armitage 1 (Copy)Mrs Shelia Armitage, headteacher of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Handsworth for the last 17 years, has celebrated her retirement with her whole school with a surprise pilgrimage to Padley.

  Mrs Armitage, who has been teaching for 37 years, has always wanted to take her whole school on a pilgrimage.  As part of a school-wide surprise, staff were able to plan a whole school pilgrimage to Padley in June.

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  The whole school, along with parents and members of Mrs Armitage’s family, gathered together for a beautiful Mass led by Fr Adrian Tomlinson, who gave a heartfelt tribute to Sheila Armitage 2 (Copy)a much loved headteacher.