It is with great sadness that the school announces the death of Mr Arthur Graley who was a much-loved and respected headteacher at St Chad’s from September 1994 until July 2007. Mr Graley was responsible for securing the funding for building projects for state-of-the-art facilities which the students are still benefitting from today and for the joint-faith status of the school. He was the driving force behind the school’s specialist Language College status and the decision to teach Mandarin Chinese, which is now recognised as a strength of the school. He enjoyed working with our link schools, Tongling No 3 high school in China and St Mary’s Boys’ School in Kenya, and was delighted to be able to visit our partners on more than one occasion. After his retirement in 2007 he worked with a number of other schools as a School Improvement Partner but St Chad’s always had a special place in his heart.