Pupils say farewell to ‘gem’ of a teacher Glenn

Branscombe primary school teacher Glen Ford at his retirement party with his last class. Ref shb 11-

Branscombe primary school teacher Glen Ford at his retirement party with his last class. Ref shb 11-16TI 7738. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Branscombe Primary School bade a fond farewell to a ‘teaching gem’ who has helped starters begin their journey into education.

Glenn Ford was presented with a book of photos and messages to mark his eight years as class one teacher.

The school’s Parents, Teachers and Friends’ Association (PTFA) decorated Branoc Hall for a special tea party last Wednesday, which was attended by staff, students, parents, governors and villagers.

Glenn, who is retiring from the teaching profession, said: “Our school and community provides such a wonderful nurturing family atmosphere. How can I replace that? Impossible! Thank-you to children, families and colleagues who have made my time at Branscombe so rewarding.”

Headteacher Katie Gray added: “He has always demonstrated a calm, gentle approach with the children, giving the young pupils such a positive start to their educational journey.


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“He is a much-loved member of staff, not just by the pupils but also by colleagues, parents and governors.

“It was lovely that we received so many messages and memories from past pupils over the last couple of weeks, which we included in a book of photos and messages for Mr Ford that we presented during the tea party. We will all miss Glenn very much.

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“He is a real teaching gem.”

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