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Axe Valley Community College says farewell to Ann Godwin

AXE Valley Community College has said farewell to one of its longest serving and most dedicated staff members.

Ann Godwin has retired after almost 30 years at the school, working as part-time librarian and administrator.

Paying tribute to her colleague and “right hand man” for the past 18 years, Helga Hughes said she would be sorely missed.

“We have seen many changes, including headships and new libraries - we have moved three times!” she said.

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“Her knowledge of the library, its systems, processes and idiosyncrasies, is endless and I shall find it very strange to have to work without her, we have been a great team.

“Ann has always been an extremely conscientious and hard working person, loyally supporting those she works with and taking a genuine interest in the students.

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“Living locally, she is recognised fondly by many of our ex-students who are now parents themselves, their own children attending the school.

“It is hard to imagine the library without Ann, she will be sorely missed, and everyone at the college wishes her a happy and fulfilled retirement.”

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