A YAPTON school’s legend is starting life away from its classrooms.
Sue Hughes has retired as the assistant head of the village primary school after 25 years working there.
She said: “I shall miss being here dreadfully. I shall miss the children’s voices, their faces and the noise in the playground.”
Each of the school’s six classes gave Mrs Hughes, 64, a keepsake book filled with their drawings and messages.
School head Mary Ramacciotti said: “Sue is a legend. She has taught these children’s parents.
“Her retirement is the end of an era for the school.
“She has been a tower of strength as my assistant head for the past four years.”
Selsey resident Mrs Hughes had taught for 43 years.
She chose the career after she found a rapport with children as a Sunday school instructor.
Her career began in Walsall before she moved to Yapton.