After sixteen years of dedicated service, Mrs Karen Slavin retired from her bursar role.
Although everyone was disappointed that the current restrictions meant that they were unable to give her the send off that her service deserved, they did manage to present gifts from our parents, governors and staff.
Karen was completely overwhelmed by the cards and well wishes. It goes without saying that she will be missed tremendously and everyone wishes her the absolute best for a long, healthy and happy retirement.
Mrs Michelle Latchford has enjoyed spending the week in the office, working alongside Karen as she begins her role as the new bursar.
Here are Karen's thoughts on her time at Chelford school
'I've had such a happy and fulfilling time working at Chelford CE Primary School – I came here in April 2004 to work 20 hours a week, moving to full time within a couple of months and have absolutely loved my job and the colleagues – who have become friends – that I have worked with over the years. It is an amazing school to have had the privilege of working in.
Seeing the various children that have come through the school, grown up, come back to see us has been so rewarding. The school is continuing to grow and develop without losing its feel of being at the heart of its community and that is a credit to all the wonderful staff, governing body and parents who work so hard in enabling this to happen.
I shall miss the hubbub of school life for sure – I can't tell you how much – but you will all carry on magnificently as you are now, under very trying conditions in the midst of this wretched pandemic. It goes without saying that I wish Chelford School its continued success and all the staff and children within it.
Thank you so much to you all, staff, governors and parents for the wonderful presents and gifts you have kindly given me as I retire – I am absolutely overwhelmed by how kind you have been to me – I feel so valued and loved by the Chelford community.'