School’s out for summer, school’s out forever

A lovely article! Best wishes on your well-deserved retirement Mrs Lifford!

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thumbI wonder what it feels like leaving the classroom after 30 years?

I only managed two and a half years as an English teacher on the TeachFirst programme before deciding to move to The Key!

But my mum, Margaret Lifford, has taught in primary and secondary education for over 30 years. She left the classroom last week, along with many others nationwide, to start her much deserved retirement. She has been a teacher for 24 years at St Peter’s Church of England Primary School, an ‘outstanding school’ in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside.

She is a local celebrity in our town, and people come up to say hello and have a good chat in the supermarket or at the Dragon and Phoenix!

My mum at her leaving service at St Peter's Church. My mum at her leaving service at St Peter’s Church, Newton-le-Willows.

The children also love her. At her leaving service in church last week, she received a letter of thanks from every…

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