On Tuesday 19th December we said a fond farewell to Mr Watson and Mrs Pickering.  Both Mr Watson and Mrs Pickering retired at the end of the term. 

Mrs. Karen Pickering hung up her Read, Write Inc. apron for the last time.  Karen has worked at our school for 27 years.  Many of you who have been pupils at Jericho, will have experienced Karen’s dedication, passion and nurturing skills.  Her teaching assistant role for many years was based in our Reception Class.  More recently we utilised Karen’s fantastic skill set in helping us start our wonderful Nursery.  Karen will be sorely missed but we wish her all the very best in her retirement.

Tony has worked at Jericho for 40 years, joining the school when he was 25.  Tony has seen 40 cohorts of children pass through the gates of Jericho. His dedication to Jericho and to his role is second to none.  Tony retiring is a huge loss to Jericho.  Tony’s warm welcome at the gates each morning will be missed by all and we wish him all the very best for his retirement.