St Ivos Howard Gilbert, 56, a proud Glaswegian, has left the role he fulfilled for eight years and among the well-wishers was Neil Lennon, manager of Mr Gilberts beloved Celtic. Speaking to the Hunts Post on the last day of term, he said: I got a letter from him saying Congratulations on your retirement, looking forward to seeing you up there. The chairman of governors arranged that. With more time on his hands, father-of-five Mr Gilbert (pictured right) has a season ticket for Celtic next season and is hoping they have a good run in Europe in the Champions League. Commenting on leaving, he added: Its a bit surreal to be honest. It probably wont sink in until September. In many ways, its sad, because Ive thoroughly enjoyed my time here. Other than watching football, Mr Gilbert, who lives in Godmanchester with his wife Arwen, who teaches music at St Ivo, said he planned to get more involved in community projects. I used to be involved in soup kitchens before headship came along. Theres obviously a need with the way the welfare system is changing, so Ill have a look around and see whats going on.