Pupils say farewell to happy, smiley teacher

This Is Wiltshire: Jane Burcham, who is  leaving Moredon Primary School after 26 years, pictured with  Jack, Lily, Alfie,  Shannon, Courtney, Ryan, Ashleigh and Reece Jane Burcham, who is leaving Moredon Primary School after 26 years, pictured with Jack, Lily, Alfie, Shannon, Courtney, Ryan, Ashleigh and Reece

JANE Burcham is to retire from Moredon Primary School after 26 years and pupils have said they will remember her as always smiling and helping, whether it in the classroom or the community.

In her time at the school Jane has filled numerous roles, from teacher to headteacher. She is currently special educational needs co-ordinator.

Staff and pupils gathered in the school’s hall for a special assembly to mark her departure. Pupils Maisie Costin, nine, said: “She’s always walking around the corridor, always with a smile on her face. She’s always there to help.”

Liam Sexton, 11, said: “When you see her inside or outside school there’s no difference. She’s always happy, never in a bad mood and always willing to help.”

Jane said: “I am very much a people person. I do love being with people. I just wanted to be a teacher.

“I would choose it all over again. It’s a wonderful career, a real privilege.

“The children are our future. I have worked with some great children as well as supportive staff and parents over the years.

She is expecting a new granddaughter this summer and has plans for numerous holidays in her spare time.

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7:41am Fri 4 Apr 14

Ian13 says...

Good luck and best wishes for a very well deserved retirement.
There are lots to thank you for but particularly on behalf of all the children you have taught, including mine, and for all the good work you have done.
Kind regards
Ian x
Good luck and best wishes for a very well deserved retirement. There are lots to thank you for but particularly on behalf of all the children you have taught, including mine, and for all the good work you have done. Kind regards Ian x Ian13
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8:20am Fri 4 Apr 14

carrot says...

Well deserved retirement - though you will be missed. I have never met such a wonderful teacher with time for everyone and always willing to go the extra mile for each and everyone of her pupils. She taught my children and gave them the best experience.
Well deserved retirement - though you will be missed. I have never met such a wonderful teacher with time for everyone and always willing to go the extra mile for each and everyone of her pupils. She taught my children and gave them the best experience. carrot
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