Soon after a staggering 26 yrs of service, King’s Cliffe Endowed Major Faculty have said goodbye to ‘the coronary heart of their school’ Joan Cunningham.

Mrs Cunningham has been the school’s organization supervisor for 26 several years but retired on Friday previous week.

As element of the quite a few celebrations organised at school to mark her retirement, the Year 6 class were being tasked with starting to be journalists them selves to write content about Mrs Cunningham as portion of a competitiveness. They interviewed her about her career and collected rates from other personnel customers just before drafting their content and finalising the reports.

King’s Cliffe Endowed University business enterprise manager Joan Cunningham has retired

All of the studies were collated into a e book to give to Mrs Cunningham as a present which Year 6 trainer Jocelyn Knight reported she was “over the moon with”.

The three finalists have been determined by the latest headteacher Lynda Bowyer and deputy headteacher Barbara Yeo.

The ultimate winner out of these a few was anonymously voted for by Yr 6. The over-all winner was Maisie Viney and her report is highlighted right here, down below.

King's Cliffe Endowed School pupil Maisie Viney, who wrote a newspaper article about the retirement of school business manager Joan Cunningham
King’s Cliffe Endowed Faculty pupil Maisie Viney, who wrote a newspaper post about the retirement of faculty business supervisor Joan Cunningham

School’s Marvel Woman retires

by Maisie Viney

On Friday, Might 28, Mrs Joan Cunningham (university enterprise manager for King’s Cliffe Endowed Major University) retired soon after 26 decades of services in order to expend time with her family members and buddies.

In 1995, on March 5, Mrs Cunningham was utilized by the headteacher at the time – Mr Phillip Buckle. She has documented that she very first began function at the aged school, which is situated on Park Street, and is a Quality II listed building.

For the duration of this time, the college was substantially smaller sized: 78 pupils and nine staff members.

On the other hand, it has significantly adjusted in the course of Mrs Cunningham’s work there are now 188 pupils and 33 workers as very well as acquiring moved into a brand name new building in 2017.

When Year 6 conducted an job interview on May possibly 25, Mrs Cunningham reported, when questioned what her favorite memory was: “Well… currently being among all you boys and women, the beautiful staff…being equipped to appear in to college and be with pretty good persons.”

Inside of her career, Mrs Cunningham stated she has been privileged to witness quite a few household generations come by way of the faculty. Also, she declared that she has even witnessed past pupils come to be dad and mom, with their children now attending the university.

In get to celebrate and thank Mrs Cunningham for all her challenging operate and determination, in the course of the past 7 days of expression, the neighborhood of King’s Cliffe, the pupils, personnel and governors (at KCEPS) prepared a lot of surprises.

Mrs Bowyer, the current headteacher, has confirmed the alleged whispers and rumours: “Mrs Cunningham is my Ponder Woman!”

She also mentioned: “Thank you Mrs Cunningham for your devotion, your loyalty and your trust… and tricky function all through the past 26 yrs.

“I will be amazingly unfortunate to see you go, but I know that you are off to new adventures. I desire you well… every person does!”