Carmel College Principal Rob Peacock's calling his 29 year association with the St Helens college to an end - he's announced he's retiring at the end of this year.
He's been a teacher at Carmel ever since it opened, and took the top job back in 2002.
Carmel College has achieved outstanding academic results for many years and continues to provide high standards of teaching and learning in order to maintain these high standards.
As well as being the best performing college in Merseyside and Cheshire*, the college is also rated in the top 2% of schools and colleges nationally.
Mr Peacock started out as a science teacher back when Mount Carmel High School existed on the current site
Speaking to Wish Rob said
"I never had a career plan anyway or I never had great ambitious plans to be principal but you just take opportunities as they come and see what happens
"We did some building work here at Carmel and this guy in a digger shouted down to me and said do you remember me? Turned out to be someone I'd taught in my very first job"
"When we started off at Carmel it was just four hundred and twenty four students we took in 1987 and there are two thousand two hundred plus now"