PRIMARY school teacher Janie Lee has waved goodbye to many pupils as they head to middle school, but now it’s their turn to bid her a fond farewell as she prepares to retire.
Mrs Lee, 55, is leaving Risby Primary at the end of this term after 22 years – a move which marks the end of her full-time teaching career.
When asked what she has enjoyed most at the village school, Mrs Lee said: “The lovely children. The main thing has to be the support of a really great team.
“There’s been nowhere else I would rather have worked.
“I’ve mostly taught Year 4 – the ones who leave to go to middle school. That’s always been quite hard because every year it’s been saying goodbye to them and now it’s my turn.”
She hopes to stay involved in the profession through supply teaching and tutoring trainee teachers.
Mrs Lee wants to pursue her writing by penning books for children and trainee teachers.
She also aims to develop her art and take time out to travel.
To mark her departure, she has received John Lewis vouchers and a tree from the school governors and a commissioned painting from the PTA.