After teaching for 27 years at Brownlow Primary School in Melton, Kath Deverall’s last day was understandably emotional.
Mrs Deverall enjoyed a party with governors, teachers and former colleagues and a couple of assemblies dedicated to her as she retired from the profession on Friday.
She was also presented with lots of gifts and flowers before rounding off the day with a party at Melton Conservative Club in the evening.
“I have had so many gifts and lots of good wishes so it’s been very emotional,” said Mrs Deverall on her last day at the school.
“We had a lovely assembly with the children dancing, singing and reciting poems. They had kept it a secret so it was a lovely surprise. There were a few tears too.”
Mrs Deverall taught at an international school in Spain before settling in Melton, when husband John became head of PE at the former King Edward VII Upper School. She started work at Brownlow and became deputy head 17 years ago.
Mrs Deverall is looking forward to her retirement years, spending more time with their two children and two grand-daughters, holidays abroad and at their caravan in the New Forest, as well as improving her golf.
She added: “I’ve loved every minute teaching at Brownlow - it’s a very special school.”