A POPULAR Filey teacher has retired from her role after 30 years in the profession.
Janet Wharrier, who has been headteacher at Filey Infant and Nursery School for 13 years, stepped down this week.
Mrs Wharrier was treated to a celebratory party by friends and colleagues to mark the occasion and also received a long service award from Filey Town Council.
She said she was pleased with her tenure at the school and proud of the progression it has made under her leadership.
She said: “It has been very exciting and a great honour and a privilege to be headteacher at the school.
“The school is very much part of the community and I have enjoyed being involved in that over the years.
“We have had a lot of work done on the buildings at the school to improve those and we are currently in the process of getting a new foundation unit which will be a bit of my legacy at the school.
“I have been very fortunate to have such a wonderful team with me and most of the teacher here are ones I appointed .
“Everyone has worked together to achieve continued success, which has been reflected in our Ofsted reports which have always classed us as good with outstanding features.
“As a church school we are also inspected by the church and we received outstanding praise from them too.
“It was also a very nice surprise for me to receive the award for my time here
Mrs Wharrier, who previously taught at Pickering Infant School and Barrowcliff Nursery and Infant School, said she was preparing to enjoy a well deserved break but was hoping to get into a new project in the near future.
She added: “I’ve had a long and happy career but I’m looking forward to having time with my family and a nice holiday during the summer.
“I’ll be taking my time to consider what I would like to do but I hope to do something that will give something back in the community.
“I shall miss everyone at the school but I will be keeping touch.”