Teacher Gail Richardson gave 33 years service to South Leeds before her retirement on Friday – and her colleagues at New Bewerley Community School just wanted to wish her all the best so have written this guest post for South Leeds Life. Ann Simpson reports…
Gail qualified in 1979 as Nursery Nurse and worked for a short time with new babies at St James’ Hospital, Leeds.
In 1980 she started working at Bewerley Street Primary School, where she worked with several teachers – supporting the welfare and learning of many young children and families.
After re-organisation Bewerley Street closed and Gail continued as Nursery Nurse at Greenwood Primary. By this time the nursery had expanded to include Reception and was known as Greenwood Early Years Unit.
In 2005 Greenwood amalgamated with Hillside Primary and the year after that both schools moved to the new build on the old site of Greenwood.
The new school was named “New Bewerley Community School” and it was fitting that some staff like Gail had a connection with the original Bewerley Street school.
She has taught and nurtured the children of Beeston for 33 years and is now working with the children of the children she previously taught. Gail has always put her heart and soul into her work with the pupils.
Her dedication and commitment to ensuring positive outcomes for the children of this community is second to none and in many ways has encapsulated the ethos and reputation of this successful school.
Everyone associated with New Bewerley Community School wishes Gail the very best for her future as she now takes the chance to focus on supporting her own family.