The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

Honour for Head Teacher at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary in Morley

The Head Teacher of St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School in Morley has received the town’s highest honour!

Rose Harrison was put on the Mayor of Morley’s Honours List 2021 and received her medal from the Mayor, Cllr Andrew Hutchison on 3 May.

Rose was nominated in particular for her work throughout the lockdown; constantly and consistently making sure that the children had the best possible schooling, keeping things as ‘normal’ as possible in the unprecedented circumstances, with the children always at the heart of everything. She has been truly dedicated to St Francis of Assisi School ever since it opened, having been there as a pupil, a teacher, Deputy Head and now Head Teacher. In nominating Rose for the Honour, one of the parents said, ‘She very much deserves this recognition: not just for the lockdown period but for her whole-hearted dedication to the school, the children and the Morley community.’

To be eligible for the Morley Medal of Honour, the recipient must be someone who lives or works within the Morley borough who deserves special recognition for ‘going above and beyond’. Candidates must be helpful and hardworking, going quietly about their way to build a positive community spirit; inspiring and encouraging others to be kind and optimistic and to feel a real pride in their town.

Parish Priest Canon John Galvin and his parishioners at Morley’s St William of York Parish are justly proud of Rose’s achievement, saying: ‘She brings leadership and love to everyone at the school.’

Rose Harrison is pictured with Cllr Hutchison after receiving her medal.