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Supervisor Carole Chipperfield retires after 35 years at Herts and Essex High School

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Carole Chipperfield and colleagues at her farewell presentation (6737359)
Carole Chipperfield and colleagues at her farewell presentation (6737359)

A woman who has worked at Herts and Essex High School longer than some of its staff members have been alive has retired.

Staff and students said a final farewell and a big thank-you last Friday (Jan 18) to Carole Chipperfield – affectionately known as 'Mrs Chip' – who has been a midday supervisor at the secondary in Warwick Road, Bishop's Stortford, for 35 years.

A spokeswoman said: "Having started in her post in 1983, her years at Herts & Essex span more than the lifetime of some of the younger members of staff!"

At a gathering in head Cathy Tooze’s office attended by members of staff, some of whom were students at the school, Mrs Chip was presented with a carriage clock and a card in recognition of her dedication and commitment.

Comments on the Herts & Essex Alumni Facebook page included: "We all loved Mrs Chip, wonderful memories of a fabulous lady", "Always so friendly and caring" and "Lovely lady, thanks for all you’ve done for the school".

The school spokeswoman added: "Mrs Chip was a much-valued and respected member of the school community and her indomitable presence will be missed by staff and students alike. We wish her the very best for a long and happy retirement."

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