MRS Jean Airey who has been part time class 1 teacher at Hawksworth C of E Primary School for 28 years and two terms has retired.

Although Hawksworth is a small school with only around 100 pupils there are lots of ex pupils (and parents) in the surrounding area and beyond who are very grateful for the dedication, commitment and kindness that Mrs Airey has shown in starting their education off by giving them such a firm grounding in reading and writing, which has led to them both excelling in their further studies and also their careers.

Current pupils and parents showed their appreciation to Mrs Airey in a variety of surprises towards the end of term, including naming a new play pirate ship Airey. The shop has been built alongside the adventure playground in the lovely grounds of the school.

Mrs Airey plans to spend more time in her retirement with her baby grandson George and to do more walking, gardening and sewing.