Craig, ever since I met you as a student I saw what Sir Alex Ferguson must have seen in the young players he came into contact with.
You were a scrawny bespectacled pimply youth (No change there then hehe!) who had raw talent for creating websites and some rather cute ways of finding backdoors (Ooerr! missus!) in the then ancient CC2.4 system that the school had at that time.
I realised then that you were something different from the crowd and decided then that I would ask you if IT was something you wanted to get into and if you wanted to be a part of the IT support at the school even though you were still a student, I didn't have to ask twice your answer................Yes! Please!
I had to fight the SLT and my line management right from the start to agree to take you on, even after you gave up the whole of your 6 weeks holidays to help me build our first ITsuite on a brand new CC3 network.
One of the comments made to me by one of the senior members of the teaching staff (Not mentioning any names but you only managed a grade C in this teachers subject) was that I shouldn't think about taking you on after you finished school as you would be................too familiar with the teaching staff, well you could have knocked me down with a feather (What a Middle class comment from a total incompetent).
As most people on here that know me that was like a red rag to a bull and I made my stand there and told them that they now required another technician as the network had grown too large for one person. I got my way on that one and then someone mentioned about me giving you a lift to and from work although I had your mothers consent. They decided that it was inappropriate for me to be giving a student a ride home, but your mother intervened and it was another winner.
And so the die was cast, it was a case of Pinky and the Brain every day asking the question? "What we gonna do today" and the answer was always the same "The same thing we do everyday! Take over the world"
Well my young padawan you are now a master of your own destiny, you fear nothing and no-one and that's how it should be.
You have learnt well my young master Rodway and may the force be with you always wherever you may be!
You will always remain a part of Bishop Barrington School and I am going to miss you very much but you have to go out into that big world yonder and make your presence felt and remember my retirement home in New Zealand hehe!
Well done my lad I am so proud!!!
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Craig!.... Well Done mate! it is about time and I wish you all the best for the future.
Well done, i hope you enjoy it. I am now out of education and its far better!
Joking aside, that is a truly remarkable testimonial, but then IT support at Bishop Barrington has always come across as an out-of-the ordinary team. They cannot know how lucky they are to have any of you.
It's the end of an era for an extraordinary team and Craig's successor has some very big boots to fill. I'm sure bossman will choose wisely and wish all of you all the best
Last edited by elsiegee40; 15th November 2011 at 09:56 AM.
Congratulations and Well Done Webman.
Go forth onto the world and preach things Edugeek :-)
Well done @webman, I'm sure you'll be a massive loss to the school, and I fear that @bossman might have a wee break down. Congratulations on finding a role in the area you want to focus on, and I sincerely wish you all the best.
Now if you'll excuse my while I go change our telephone number, just in case @bossman needs a shoulder to cry on.....
Not quite, more like a stroke at my age hehe! but thanks for the concern young manand I fear that @bossman might have a wee break down.
Thats mighty kind of you my friend but nothing more than I would expect from such a kind person as yourselfCongratulations on finding a role in the area you want to focus on, and I sincerely wish you all the best.
It is no more than I would do for you under the circumstances and have done in the past my friendNow if you'll excuse my while I go change our telephone number, just in case @bossman needs a shoulder to cry on.....
Well done Webman get out there and most of all enjoy it all!!
And it's more Good Wishes for your Future from me.
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