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

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.