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‘Taylor’-made honour for De Aston’s longest-serving teacher

Paralympic medallist Jade Etherington, with Julie Taylor and Chair of Governors the Rev Canon Alan Robson EMN-140716-104130001

Paralympic medallist Jade Etherington, with Julie Taylor and Chair of Governors the Rev Canon Alan Robson EMN-140716-104130001

Almost four decades of dedication by a Market Rasen teacher has been recognised with the naming of a new sixth form complex.

De Aston’s Deputy Head Julie Taylor has retired this week after spending her whole teaching career at the school.

And to mark this momentous occasion, the newly created sixth form area was officially opened in her honour by Paralympic medallist Jade Etherington.

“De Aston owes a huge amount to Julie Taylor’s boundless energy and professionalism,” said chairman of governors the Rev Canon Alan Robson.

“Thousands of students have benefitted from her dedication over the past 38 years.

“Thank you Julie for all you have given us.”

Mrs Taylor arrived at the school as a probationary history teacher in 1976 and over the years has held many posts, working her way up to her current post in the senior management team.

“I have seen many changes during my time here,” she said.

“But while the school buildings look very different now, the core values and principles of De Aston are still there.

“I will of course miss the kids, but I am sure I will see many of them about town, and I will miss my colleagues - some I have worked with for many years.”

And as for the future?

“It is a new phase in my life and I will see what happens, but I am looking forward to spending time travelling with my husband, who retired a year ago.”

 

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