117 years of service

TEACHERS and support staff at Huntingdonshire schools, who between them have clocked up 117 years service, gathered for a special ceremony to mark their achievements. The four were each presented with long service awards after each completing more than

TEACHERS and support staff at Huntingdonshire schools, who between them have clocked up 117 years' service, gathered for a special ceremony to mark their achievements.

The four were each presented with long service awards after each completing more than 25 years' employment with Cambridgeshire County Council.

The longest-serving recipient was Yvonne Scott, a teacher at Winhills Primary School in St Neots, who has worked for the local authority for almost 36 years.

Her colleague, Gareth Stealey, deputy headteacher at Winhills, was also congratulated for his 28 years' service.


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They were joined by Valerie Porter, a former teaching assistant at Samuel Pepys School in St Neots with 25 years' experience, along with James Dyson, formerly a teacher and head of the history department at Ramsey Abbey School, who notched up 28 years.

The district's achievers visited Shire Hall in Cambridge, along with 13 other long-serving staff from across the county, to receive their awards from county council chairman Susan Normington.

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Cllr Normington said: "Everyone receiving long service awards has made an outstanding contribution to Cambridgeshire County Council and the essential services it provides to the public. Without these loyal and dedicated staff, we simply could not deliver the quality services we do. I am extremely grateful and offer my congratulations to them all."

Pictured here along with Cllr Normington, above left, are Gareth Stealey and Brian Gale, county council director of inclusion, with (front row, left to right) James Dyson, Valerie Porter and Yvonne Scott.

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