Skip to main content

Box of delights

Heavy snow hindered schools in North Yorkshire too, where the staff of Sinnington primary school had planned a big night out for teaching assistant Doreen Sleightholme who is leaving this small rural school after 35 years.

Doreen has filled most of the official jobs at the school - cook, dinner lady and caretaker - while unofficially she has "found lost wellies, pulled loose teeth and quieted many a nervous new entrant" (teachers as well as pupils, no doubt). We hope she has a great send-off - snow permitting - and that our Waitrose hamper makes a special treat for the staffroom to mark her last day.

The hamper (pictured right) usually costs pound;46 and is available exclusively from Waitrose Direct Gifts, at www.waitrose. com, which delivers to any mainland UK address. For a chance to win one, just tell us why you and your colleagues deserve it. Send your message, marked Waitrose offer, by email or postcard to the address on the right.

Log in or register for FREE to continue reading.

It only takes a moment and you'll get access to more news, plus courses, jobs and teaching resources tailored to you