After 32 years helping children with learning difficulties and complex needs, a teaching assistant retired on Monday.
Jennie Baumber, 61, has worked for over 30 years at Ambergate Sports College and Sandon School, which together form the Grantham Additional Needs Federation.
The schools cater for students with a wide range of needs, and Jennie who has helped pupils at both, said: “It is so important to help pupils develop. I’m really going to miss the children.”
Ambergate and Sandon School’s staff and pupils expressed their thanks with dedicated assemblies, during which cards and gifts were presented, and songs and dance routines were performed.
“The children all did their own individual things which was lovely,” added Jennie.
Principal in charge of schools, Ann White, said: “She is an absolute inspiration. She has helped many, many children with their reading right the way through.
“An inspiration to all children. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with her.”
Amongst those who have benefited from Jennie’s support is 15-year-old Harry Brown, who said: “She is one of the kindest and most thoughtful of all people. She cares about every and each pupil individually.”
The staff also marked Jennie’s retirement with a meal in Grantham, and next week she will be visiting family and taking a well-earned holiday in Gibraltar.