Worksop: Rose for dedicated assistant headteacher Mrs Naylor

Guardian Rose presentation to Sparken Hill Academy teacher Ann Naylor, Ann is pictured with her class
Guardian Rose presentation to Sparken Hill Academy teacher Ann Naylor, Ann is pictured with her class

Proud members of the Sparken Hill Academy family have awarded the Guardian Rose to their much loved assistant headteacher after she announced her retirement from the school.

Mrs Ann Naylor announced that she will be leaving the academy, based on Sparken Hill in Worksop, at the end of July.

Mrs Naylor is well known throughout the area, having worked as a teacherfor 39 years, 25 of which have been in the Manton area.

The schools she has worked at include Lincoln Street, Manton Junior School, New Manton Primary School, Ryton Park along with Sparken Hill Academy.

During her career, Mrs Naylor has taught hundreds of young people in Worksop, many of which are now parents of pupils at Sparken Hill.

To say goodbye to their assistant headteacher, pupils at the school prepared a special celebratory assembly for Mrs Naylor which included a ‘TV programme’ with sound bites and videos from pupils, parents and fellow staff members.

Pupils even sang a song which was specially written for the occasion at their Leaver’s Assembly.

Principal of Sparken Hill Academy, Mr Lilley, said: “Ann will be so missed by all of our school community.

“She has been a fabulous asset to our school and her dedication to the local area just cannot be underestimated.

“We have been very lucky to have had such a dedicated and respected professional at Sparken Hill Academy.

“We wish her all the happiness in the world during her retirement.”

Our Guardian roses are generously donated by Walker’s House of Flowers, based in the Priory Shopping Centre on Bridge Place.

The Worksop florist can advise on and arrange flowers for any event, whether it is an anniversary, memorial, wedding or just a lovely way to make a statement.

Call 01909 776154 for more information.

To nominate someone special for a Guardian Rose, you can email with details of who you would like to nominate and why.

You can also call the Guardian on telephone number 01909 500500 or visit our offices on Ryton Street to speak to a reporter.