THE headteacher of St Peter's School in Huntingdon, David Furniss, is leaving after 17 years service with a dream of teaching abroad with his wife Maggie. Mr Furniss was the second longest serving head in the district after Jim Stewart at Sawtry and worked in schools all over the country before settling in Huntingdon in 1989. However, he actually arrived in Huntingdon by accident. While working in Plymouth he decided to practice applying for headteacher roles. He saw the Huntingdon position in a magazine and sent a letter thinking nothing of it. He then got the job.