TEACHERS retiring from a Malpas school have celebrated their years of teaching and long service.
Graham Russell, Tony Livesey and Sue McKeon all teach at Bishop Heber High School and have clocked up nearly 90 years between them.
Deputy headteacher Graham Russell is leaving the school after 31 years.
He joined as head of geography when the school opened as a comprehensive in 1975, becoming the school's deputy headteacher in 1983.
He is taking early retirement but plans to return to the school from time to time to work with his successors.
Graham said: 'It may seem unusual these days to stay in one school for so long, but I have no regrets.
I really value the relationships I've built up with families in the local community over the years.
Tony Livesey, head of design and technology has taught at Bishop Heber for 28 years. He joined as technology coordinator in 1978.
Sue McKeon has had a link with the school since 1980 when she moved to the Malpas area and worked as a supply teacher.
Headteacher David Curry said: 'We wish Graham, Tony and Sue a long and happy retirement and know their experience and presence at Bishop Heber they will be missed by colleagues and students.'