It was the end of an era at St Bartholomew’s Primary School when pupils broke up last week with teaching assistant Marion Christian retiring.
Marion has been at the Pinchbeck school since 1988, but has now made the difficult decision to retire after 29 years in order to spend more time with her family.
Marion has worked across the school in all of the four classes but has spent the last six years with the younger children in Apple Class.
She provided lesson support, delivered intervention sessions as well as teaching her own phonics group.
The children at St Bartholomew’s display high levels of engagement when being taught by Mrs Christian and she always ensures her lessons are engaging, in order to capture the children’s attention.
Apple Class teacher Rachel Cannon commented: “I have worked at the school since 2011 and have spent most of my teaching career working with Marion.
“She puts so much love and passion into ensuring the children in her care have the best education possible.
“I could not have done my job without her.
“I want to thank her for all the support she has given me over the past six years.
“Marion is such a loving and caring teaching assistant who will be missed by all staff, children and families.”
The school wish her well in the future and hope she enjoys every minute of her retirement.