When she toured the school, prior to her job interview, Julie says one of the first things she noticed was "how sparkling and sweet-smelling the building was". As well as cleaning windows and polishing floors, Gary's the school handyman - installing cabling, decorating, and doing gardening jobs such as making "homes for insects". Nothing is too much trouble for "Mr T", as the children call him - even when he's got 1,001 things to do.
Friday magazine has four more editions before the end of term. Don't leave it too late to say a big thank you to the person who's a gem in your school. Tell The TES you've got a national treasure and we'll try to make them a Friday Hero. Email email@example.com. Flowers kindly supplied by Marks and Spencer