After 25 years of loyal service Mrs Anne McAleer has just retired from Hillside Community First School in Verwood. Mrs McAleer started her career in the school as a 1:1 medical support for a child, before moving on to her role as finance officer, clerk to the governors and school secretary. In that role, she managed the school’s finances and ran the office, as well as tending to the many injuries of pupils, both minor and more major, as the designated first aider. Mrs McAleer has also stepped into the roles of lunchtime supervisor, cleaner and lettings manager as needed, always putting the school first.
“Mrs McAleer has been a ‘rock’ for the school. The service and loyalty that she has shown are rare qualities these days. She will be greatly missed by staff and pupils alike” said Mr Jeremy Harrison, Headteacher.