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Celebrating 35 Years of Sue Grant

In 1987, Sue Grant moved to Beechwood Park with her husband, Allan, who was Head Groundsman at the School. They lived in the Courtyard Flat, above the old stables, part of what is now the Recording Studio and iMac Suite.

In 1988, Sue took on a classroom role, supporting children and staff in the Junior Department, a role she loved and flourished in. Following the birth of her daughter Chloe in September 1991, Sue decided to formalise her role, and began training as Teaching Assistant, supported by a variety of Beechwood Park staff members and once her qualification was obtained, Helen Dalkin attended the award ceremony with Sue in St Albans.

In the years that followed, Sue worked with all year groups in the Junior Department, but her love lay with the Early Years, and so she focussed on Reception classes. Upon Allan’s retirement from his role, the Grants moved out of their flat, but Sue remained as a Reception Teaching Assistant.

In her 35 years at Beechwood Park, Sue has also worked as After School Care Leader, and has also enjoyed stints as Holiday Club Team Member and part of the organising committees for both Fun Night and the Beechwood Park Ball. In all these roles, Sue has been, and continues to be, a much-loved figure around the whole School.

Members of staff came together to recognise and celebrate Sue’s long and impressive service to Beechwood Park; Sue is always smiling, quick to offer help, advice and guidance, works with compassion and always nurturing her pupils, and supporting fellow staff members.

Congratulations Sue on this milestone, and a huge THANK YOU from everyone at Beechwood Park School – staff, pupils and parents, both past and present, for your loyalty, your commitment, and your boundless energy and sense of fun.