A deputy headteacher has retired after more than 20 years at a Frodsham primary school.

Alison Eaton has been at Norley CE Primary School since the 1990s and she gave up her deputy headship last year in preparation for her retirement at the end of this school year.

For the past year she has taught part-time in reception class alongside one of the school’s newest teachers, Gemma Williams who has benefitted greatly from her expertise.

During her time at Norley took on the role as acting head teacher and has been through a number of very successful Ofsted inspections.

On more than one occasion she has taught three age groups together and provided a rich and varied curriculum for all the children.

School bursar Kath Tomlinson said: “Mrs Eaton has worked tirelessly for the children of our school.  Often she was the first to arrive in the morning and the last to leave at night. “She is going to leave us with some fantastic memories and I’m sure she won’t become a stranger.

“On behalf of the staff and children at Norley CE Primary School I would like to wish Mrs Eaton a happy retirement.  She deserves it after so many years of teaching.”

Mrs Eaton, a grandmother of two with another grandchild due soon, enjoys running, climbing and golf.