Royston school says goodbye to teacher after 15 years' service

PUBLISHED: 14:56 30 July 2019 | UPDATED: 16:37 30 July 2019

Tina Smith has retired from Icknield Walk First School after 15 years. Icknield Walk First School

Tina Smith has retired from Icknield Walk First School after 15 years. Icknield Walk First School

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Icknield Walk First School has said goodbye to a teacher after 15 years' service.

Tina Smith was the nursery teacher and the special needs co-ordinator at Icknield in Royston, and she is taking early retirement to travel the world.

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In a final assembly, the school sang a song specially written for Mrs Smith using well known nursery rhyme tunes and appropriate words, describing her as a very special teacher and wishing her well in the future.

Headteacher Jane Sherwood said: "Tina was a reliable and dependable member of staff, nothing was ever too much trouble. She was a extra special champion for children with additional needs, always supporting them, their parents and the staff to ensure these children got the best education possible. Her nursery was a place of awe and wonder for the children and there was always music and singing."

One of Mrs Smith's gifts was a large map of the world covered in gold foil - the idea is to scratch off the foil from each country she visits.

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