'Inspirational' teacher retires after 27 years

Sue Wagstaff with some of her pupils

Sue Wagstaff with some of her pupils

First published in News

A KENDAL teacher who worked at the same school for 27 years has retired.

Year Six teacher Sue Wagstaff spent most of her working life at Vicarage Park School but also taught at the town’s Queen Katherine School.

She said: “I love being with children and I knew I wanted to be a teacher from an early age. I have so many favourite memories but this year’s school Shakespeare Festival, in which the whole of my Year Six class performed Twelfth Night at the Dukes Theatre, is one of my best memories.

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“I can’t measure how much I’ve enjoyed it. It’s meant the world to me!”

Headteacher Bernadette Calvey added: “We are all sad to see Mrs Wagstaff retire. She has been a dedicated, enthusiastic and inspirational teacher for many years. The wealth of opportunities that she has organised for the children have had a wonderful impact on the learning of every child.

“I see many children discovering their potential through her inspiring teaching.”

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4:17pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Whinfell says...

Another public sector worker retiring.
A timely reminder that the Public Sector are planning another strike complaining about changes to their pensions.
From April this year they will be asked to contribute more,work longer and no longer receive final salary pensions- they will be average salary.
They will still not be penalised for benefits accrued before April 2014.
So anyone retiring now or any time soon will still be in receipt of a decent pension.
Looking at the revised contribution rates it is unlikely that the pension will be self sustaining and we the taxpayers will still have to contribute to their retirement funds.
Even the revised pension arrangements will be better than the average Private Sector worker will ever hope for.
A slap in the face for the hard pressed private sector worker.
Another public sector worker retiring. A timely reminder that the Public Sector are planning another strike complaining about changes to their pensions. From April this year they will be asked to contribute more,work longer and no longer receive final salary pensions- they will be average salary. They will still not be penalised for benefits accrued before April 2014. So anyone retiring now or any time soon will still be in receipt of a decent pension. Looking at the revised contribution rates it is unlikely that the pension will be self sustaining and we the taxpayers will still have to contribute to their retirement funds. Even the revised pension arrangements will be better than the average Private Sector worker will ever hope for. A slap in the face for the hard pressed private sector worker. Whinfell
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