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Longest Serving Member of Staff?

Discussion in 'Retirement' started by thejudgesscoresarein, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. thejudgesscoresarein

    thejudgesscoresarein Occasional commenter

    I have a member of staff at my school who is celebrating 55 years of service with the school in September. They joined the school as a newly qualified teacher in 1964, and progressed through the ranks during their career. Still in immaculate health and about to turn 75, they have no plans to retire yet. They work three days a week covering classes as a PPA Teacher. Have you got a colleague or member of staff who has served a long period?
    1970devon and emerald52 like this.
  2. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    The longest serving staff member in my school has been there 5 years! but I've taught in other schools where teachers have been there since the 1970s, and one cleaner had been there more than 60 years
  3. paulstevenjones

    paulstevenjones New commenter

    That’s truly incredible and an amazing achievement. Guess they’re not worried about their pension!
  4. diddydave

    diddydave Established commenter

    Fantastic, but just check with them...did they get told they could take their pension at 55 and misunderstand? ;)
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  5. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    Until my last school became an academy, the longest serving member of staff was one of the DHs, who had been at the school for thirty four years. Like many long-serving, more senior staff, once the academy took over, he just 'disappeared' one day.

    When i was at school, our senior Latin master retired from his semi-retirement after over fifty years.
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  6. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    That's amazing. I was at one school for 20 years-I thought that was a long stint!
  7. Gainingcontrol

    Gainingcontrol New commenter

    Jolly_Roger15 I'm sure the Latin curriculum didn't change much over his 50 years of teaching. :)
  8. Alldone

    Alldone Senior commenter

    We employed a Physics technician who was over 60 years old. He retired when he was 72. Private school, so we could employ who we wanted. The technician was a chartered electrical engineer who managed over 100 other engineers. We had another Science technician who joined the school as a pupil at 11 year old. He retired this year at 65.
  9. bevdex

    bevdex Star commenter

    They all deserve ruddy medals...great big shiny ones!

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