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Place Farm Primary Academy in Haverhill says goodbye to its longest serving member of staff as she retires

The longest serving member of the teaching staff at a Haverhill school will be 'missed by all' after retiring from her job.

Janet Coe retired from Place Farm Primary Academy in Camps Road on December 21. She had worked at the school for 27 years.

Work colleagues, both past and present, including some who were at the school 27 years ago, later joined Mrs Coe for a retirement party at the New Croft, in Haverhill on January 4.

The school's headteacher, Jane Sendall paid tribute to her former colleague, whom she had worked with for many years.

She said: "She was a wonderful Learning Assistant and became a dear friend of so many staff over the years, we will all miss her.

"I've worked alongside her for 18 of those years."

Janet Coe (6442522)
Janet Coe (6442522)

On Mrs Coe's last day at the school a special assembly was held in her honour with the choir singing a version of Our Song, by Elton John, written by one of the teachers, Ashley Dyer where she was presented with gifts from the children and staff.

Mrs Sendall, who is now the longest serving member of staff at the school, added: "The Place Farm family all came together, just for her.

"She deserves to put her feet up and enjoy her retirement now!"

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