Educator Retiring After 31 Years Of Teaching

February 6, 2017

After 31 years of teaching at Saltus Grammar School, Alan Boardman has finally decided to call it a day and retire. Throughout his time at Saltus he has taught maths, and also coached the school football and cricket teams.

Alan Boardman receiving a long service award from Saltus Head of School Ted Staunton

Alan Boardman and Ted Staunton Bermuda Feb 6 2017

He has also had his fair share of experiences on school trips, including ‘lions’ and 12ft crocodiles, and is now ready to fulfil his travel ambitions using his retirement home in the Pyrenees as his base.

An avid Manchester United fan, Mr Boardman also hopes to be able to take in a few of their games when he is in Europe.

“I really enjoyed teaching,” he said. “When you are with the children it is very fulfilling.” He said he bumps into alumni he taught as children 30 years ago and “they still call me Mr Boardman”.

Mr Boardman was going to retire after 30 years’ service but was asked to stay on for one more year. He will call it day and leave for France in June.

Head of School, Ted Staunton said: “Alan has been a Saltus stalwart. He has done his profession proud and the school will not be the same without him. He has done a magnificent job and will be sadly missed.”

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  1. Alum says:

    What a sad day for Saltus! Boardman is and was a wonderful teacher!!! Good luck in retirement.

  2. Nicholas Scaife says:

    Mr. Boardman was the consummate teacher at Saltus while I attended school there in the late 80′s. I wish you all the best in your future and don’t forget to take a copy of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” on your travels! Take care Mr. B.

  3. You deserve it! says:

    Mr Boardman, you are well deserved of going out in the sunset. Enjoy every minute.

    Saltus Alumni!

  4. sugraknab says:

    And they called him “Clapper”… ;-)

    Hard to admit entering Saltus Senior the same year Mr. Boardman started work there! A fantastic teacher, coach… and all around good guy.

    Very best wishes for your well deserved retirement.

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  6. Alumni says:

    All the best Mr Boardman! The best math teacher ever!

  7. Seaweed says:

    Hail Poppa Boardman!!

  8. Noel Taylor says:

    One of the best teachers I ever had. Greatest sense of humor too!!!
    Take care Sir!!!!

  9. Tommy Greenslade says:

    Congrats to Mr. Boardman! I was way better at math than English and I’m sure it was dew to Mr. Boardman. All the best in the future Mr. B!

  10. Ajai Peets says:

    I can’t believe this is happening, you have been my teacher every single year since Year 8, congratulations on all that you have accomplished at Saltus, and thank you so much….thank you for not throwing me in the trashcan mr boardman *wink wink….ur sarcasm will resonate with me for the rest of my life…even though i have been kept in a bubble every single math class….all the best….

  11. James Thomson says:

    I was taught by Mr Boardman at Saltus 25 years ago and he made a strong impression. His no-nonsense and sometimes caustic teaching style was so unusual but when you got a problem right, the reward was that much sweeter. Adored by budding mathematicians and pond scum alike. And having witnessed his golf skills, I think the middle of the fairway can rest easy during his retirement.

  12. Kieran Bradshaw says:

    I was taught by Mr. Boardman about 20 years ago and he was a wonderful teacher. All the best!

  13. SAC Student says:

    No. Mr. Staunton retired when he left St. Andrew’s College. End of story.

  14. AndyG says:

    I remember Mr Boardman when he was at St Michaels College Leeds UK.
    He didn’t teach me as such, but aged 16 I played for the schools football 1st 11 team and he was the teams coach.

    He was a good coach and also a good guy we won the Yorkshire Merit League that year first time a school rather than a 6th form college had done so, mind you we were a good team lol.

    I know this is slightly late but enjoy your retirement Mr. B


    Andy Grimshaw