School 'Matron' To Hang Up Pinny

After a quarter of a century helping youngsters

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Davina Brooks the school ‘Matron’ at Christ the Saviour Primary in The Grove Ealing retires on 18th December after 25 years at the school.

During her time she has “patched-up, comforted and given a ‘comforting cuddle’ ” to many hundreds of children who have passed through the school during her time there.

“My real job title is welfare assistant but the current Head Teacher nicknamed me ‘Matron’ as I “had a matronal air” and spent most of my time tending to the everyday bumps and bruises or just lending an ear to children and staff alike”.

Starting off, as many parents do, by offering volunteer help when her children started at the school, she quickly joined the staff team under “the wonderful Mrs. Mark” and moved from offering special needs support into this ‘school-wide’ role.

“The school has changed dramatically over my time here; the ‘little local’ school on The Grove has been rebuilt and expanded to be part of the largest Church of England primary school in London.”

“I shall miss the children and their wonderful stories but I am looking forward to ‘hanging up my pinny’ and it is now time to pass on the baton to someone else to deliver this part of the pastoral care for which the school is renowned.

''With our own first grandchild due in May this isn’t so much retirement as a ‘bit of a break’”.



9th December 2014