Fond farewell to Catcote School’s long-serving Lynn

Lynn Hall (standing front centre) with staff and pupils at Catcote School Business and Enterprise College.

Lynn Hall (standing front centre) with staff and pupils at Catcote School Business and Enterprise College.

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A TEACHER has retired after 25 years service and described her time at the school as an “absolute privilege”.

Lynn Hall started work at Catcote School Business and Enterprise College, in Hartlepool, back in 1988 as a classroom assistant before becoming a teacher and finishing her 25-year career working with the students over 18.

The 65-year-old said it was a pleasure working with the staff and pupils at the school in Catcote Road.

Lynn, from the Hart Station area, said: “It is amazing to see how much the school has changed over the past 25 years.

“When I first started I was only the second classroom assistant but now there is a lot more.

“I loved my job and to be honest it has been an absolute privilege working at the school.”

Lynn, who is married to John, 66, a retired electrician, was treated to a retirement party at Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience and was also given flowers and a gift from the school.

Alan Chapman, school headteacher, said: “Lynn is very dedicated and passionate and we are going to find it very difficult to replace her as she had many skills.

“She has supported hundreds of students over the years.”