Tributes paid to retiring head

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Tribute has been paid to a Skegness headteacher as she prepares to retire after many decades’ service to education in the town.

Anne Fisher, 70, of The Richmond School will retire on New Year’s Eve, the school has announced.

It will bring to an end an association with the school dating back to the 80s.

A school spokesman said: “The staff and pupils would like to thank her for her devotion and commitment to the school over the past 30 years.

“In addition, we owe Mrs Fisher a huge debt of gratitude for her dedication to education, having taught many parents of our current pupils.

“During her three decades of teaching here at The Richmond, her contribution into the life of the school cannot be measured.”

Mrs Fisher, a former Skegness Grammar School student, was originally appointed to teach mixed age classes of Year Three/Four and Year Five/Six pupils at the school, before being promoted to junior co-ordinator.

Further promotions followed, with Mrs Fisher going on to gain the position of acting headteacher in November 2000 and then substantive headteacher in 2001. During the period as acting head, she continued with a teaching commitment, taking pupils in her preferred subject of English.

In total, Mrs Fisher’s career in education spans 48 years and includes teaching positions at Skegness County Infants, Skegness County Junior, and Seathorne Primary Schools, a part time teaching role at The Derbyshire Children’s Home, and a Sunday school teaching position at St Clement’s Church, in Skegness.

The spokesman added: “Good teachers like Mrs Fisher are the reason why ordinary students dream to do extraordinary things. We all wish her a happy retirement and she will be fondly remembered for countless happy memories.”