AFTER 15 years as head of Dunchurch Infant School Maureen Mrowicki is retiring from the role.
Mrs Mrowicki began her teaching career in Cambridge in 1972. She began working at Dunchurch Infant in 1996 and has said she will miss the children and staff the most.
“I’ll miss the children and the families the most – that and being part of the wider community in Dunchurch village,” she said.
“The lovely thing about being here is that you get to know families and you watch them and their children grow up – it’s a great thing.
“Over time families get to know you and trust you and that’s been a privilege.”
She added: “I’ve also been lucky to have worked with such great staff - both teachers, their assistance and our office staff here have all been wonderful and have all been as dedicated to the children and their families as each other. People have come and gone but culture of care and dedication at the school has been ever-present.”
Mrs Mrowicki’s last day at the school will be at the end of this week, as Warwickshire schools break up for the summer holidays.
Last Thursday her retirement celebration was held in the school hall, where school governors, teachers, family and friends were joined by Dunchurch Voices Ladies Choir to thank Mrs Mrowicki for her hard work over the past 15 years at Dunchurch.
Sandra Barnes, deputy head teacher, said everyone at the school wished Mrs Mrowicki a long and happy retirement. “Maureen has been headteacher at Dunchurch Infant School and Nursery for 15 successful years and has been an inspiration to the teaching staff, parents and children.
“She has always been very supportive of the local community and of village events and she will be greatly missed by us all. We all wish her a very long and happy retirement.”
From September Mrs Barnes will be acting head until a permanent head is appointed.