Farewell to teaching staff

Marie Freeman and Angela Hemingway
Marie Freeman and Angela Hemingway

Two long-serving and highly regarded teachers have retired from Newby and Scalby Primary School in Scarborough.

Angela Hemingway and Marie Freeman were honoured during a special assembly on the last day of term.

They were presented with hand-tied bouquets as gifts from the parents and pupils of the school.

The teachers, who are both keen gardeners, were also presented with National Garden Vouchers from the staff and governing body of the school.

Headteacher Chris Knowles said: “These two highly regarded and long-serving members of staff will be missed by everyone within our school community.

“I am sure that past pupils and their parents will join existing families and staff within school in wishing them all the best in their retirement.”

Angela Hemingway was recognised as a qualified teacher by the University of Nottingham in 1974, gaining a distinction in The Study of Education.

In April 2002 she attained the National Professional Qualification for Headship.

Mrs Hemingway then began working as deputy headteacher at Newby and Scalby Primary School in September 1997.

Before coming to Scarborough, she was an upper primary manager at Wykebeck Primary School in Leeds.

Marie Freeman received a Certificate in Education from the University of London in 1975.

Having worked at Hinderwell Primary School in Scarborough, she began working as a supply teacher for Newby and Scalby Primary School in April 1997 and took up the post of classroom teacher and special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) in April 1998.

Her most recent role at the school up until retirement was as a teacher and middle leader.

Both of Mrs Freeman’s children were educated at Newby and Scalby. She has also served as a parent governor and member of the Parent Teacher Association.

Victoria Nelsey, a former pupil, will now take over the role of Year 5 teacher.