Long Service Rewarded

Mr Walker (right) presents Mr Jennings with his certificate to mark 30 years-service.

More than a century of service was rewarded in a special presentation at Healing School.

Ten members of staff were given certificates and cash awards to mark their loyalty and commitment to the North East Lincolnshire secondary school.

The longest serving was area leader of design and technology Mike Jennings, who has been at the school for the past 30 years.

He said: "It does not seem that long. I continue to enjoy my job, as I have done throughout my time at Healing.

"The gift and presentation is a nice gesture from the governors and leadership team and much appreciated by all those being recognised."

Learning resources assistant Sue Smith was rewarded for her 20 years' service.

Ten years' service awards were handed to deputy premises and facilities Bill London; network and business development manager Ant Short; food and textiles teacher Jill Bell; art teacher Garin Nel; English teacher Kristy Stone; Year 7 and 8 learning coordinator Helen Watcham; Key Stage 3 learning mentor Julie Norris; and science technician Paula Densley.

Principal Mark Knapton said: "We have a wonderful, experienced teaching and non-teaching team at Healing who form the backbone of the school.

"The awards were started four years ago to recognise that strength and each year since, we have recognised many, many years of service."

The recipients enjoyed a buffet and the presentations were made by chair of governors Graham Walker.

He thanked them for their loyal service.

"The experience of our staff is a major reason for this school's outstanding status and continued success," he said.

"On behalf of the governors, I thank those we are rewarding today and all the other staff who give unstinting dedication from which our children benefit."

Healing School - Thursday 29th January 2015

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