Next wednesday, we say an emotional farewell to one of our longest serving members of staff. Ms Coughlan has given over 30 years of service to Parson Street so will have touched the lives of so many children and their families. We cannot begin in knowing where to thank her for that.
When Ms Coughlan told me of her decision to leave, she stressed that we use the word "retire" because she wanted it to be clear that she wasn't going to work anywhere else as she feels it is "an honour and a privilege" to work at our school. This insistence demonstrates what an amazing member of staff she is. We wish her all the best for her retirement.
We would be glad to pass on any messages of thanks to Ms Coughlan.
Parson Street Primary School,
Bedminster Road, Bedminster,
Bristol, BS3 5NR