During the last two weeks I have been overwhelmed by the kindness and thoughtfulness of children, parents and staff. Never in my dreams would I have imagined the wonderful things you have done, said or presented to me. I am very touched.
The stunning glass vases the Friends of the School and Parents bought are waiting for my decorators to put their final touches to my rooms, then they'll find a place to live where I see them every day. Think also of me, with your vouchers for the Ramside, tucking into lovely meals or afternoon teas or maybe a spa treatment or two.
After the laughter and tears are over, the gallons of prosecco drunk and boxes of chocolates eaten, I'll think of Seaburn Dene Primary School fondly and with affection. I wish each and every one of you much happiness in your lives.