School’s out for teaching pair

Retiring staff members at Fairfield school, Heckmondwike. Ann Scarborough and Ann Marshall. d305a230
Retiring staff members at Fairfield school, Heckmondwike. Ann Scarborough and Ann Marshall. d305a230
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TWO teachers bade a fond farewell to pupils and colleagues at Fairfield School.

Ann Scarborough and Ann Marshall enjoyed a retirement lunch with the other teachers before retiring from the Heckmondwike school, in White Lee Road, last Friday.

Post-16 assistant head Evelyn Hirst said Mrs Scarborough had spent 22 years at the special needs school and was a wonderful member of staff.

She said: “She made a real difference to a lot of people’s lives. Everyone she worked with she managed to get a real rapport with.

“I think she might come back occasionally to cover classes.”

Assistant head Gill Gibson said Mrs Marshall had worked right across the school in her 13-year career there.

“She’s a very experienced and lovely member of the team, with a really good sense of humour – she does a great Tina Turner impression which she entertains everybody with.” she said.

Both teachers were presented with memory books and a DVD of goodbye messages and school pictures made by staff and pupils.

“We wish them both a long and happy retirement,” said Mrs Gibson.