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Farewell to dedicated teacher of Thorpe

Mrs Clare Burkett will be retiring at the end of term after an amazing 26 years at  Thorpe Primary School in Netherton, part of Peterborough Keys Academies Trust (PKAT).

Mrs Burkett began her time at Thorpe Primary as a supply teacher and once appointed, worked in all year groups across school, from Early Years to Year 6.   She has spent the last six years leading what she calls her 'beloved Nursery', laying solid foundations for so many pupils.   

Mrs Burkett has a big passion for dance spending many years running a dance club and taking children to the local theatre to perform; she has given so many pupils amazing opportunities.  

Miss Emma Anderson, headteacher at Thorpe Primary School said: “On behalf of all the children, families and staff, I would like to say a very heartfelt 'thank you' to Clare.  Her dedication, kindness and enthusiasm has made her such a valuable member of our team, and she'll be missed.  Good luck in your new adventure Clare!”

 Mrs Burkett said: “It has been privilege to work with a passionate team at Thorpe Primary School. I will miss all the children and the daily buzz of activities in Nursery and wish all the staff a very restful summer."

Mrs Burkett who lives near Stamford said she will be spending time with her family and having a holiday after her retirement. 

Her fondest of memories during her teaching career have been seeing pupils thrive in their chosen career and making a difference in the community.

Thorpe Primary School, Netherton, has a maintained Nursery and is part of Peterborough Keys Academies Trust (PKAT).  The school was rated 'good' by Ofsted at the beginning of the academic year.