Retiring deputy head is ‘part of school’s fabric’

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A DEPUTY headteacher who has worked at a school for children with learning difficulties since it was founded is retiring to the seaside.

Maggi Haswell moved to Woodfield School in Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead when it was built in 1977.

Last Friday, after 33 years, staff and pupils bid the mum of two a fond farewell as she retired to Brighton.

Mrs Haswell is a qualified teacher of multi sensory impaired children at Woodfield School, that caters for children with learning difficulties and physical impairment, or severe autism.

She is best known at the school in Malmes Croft for her wealth of experience and knowledge about autism.

The 59 year old has served as curriculum manager and autism manager, and has been deputy head for the past 11 years.

Headteacher Rosemary Freestone said: “Maggi will be greatly missed as, having been there so long, she is part of the fabric of Woodfield. We all wish her well in her new life by the seaside.”