‘Extraordinary role model’ for Hatfield children retires

Brian Dummer

Brian Dummer


At the age of 84, a dedicated governor at a Hatfield primary school is retiring after nearly 20 years.

Brian Dummer has announced his retirement after having been the governor at Howe Dell Primary School since September 17, 1998.

The former headteacher of Countess Anne Primary School made many contributions to Howe Dell and to Hatfield including his annual Songs of Praise event for local schools at St Etheldreda’s Church, followed by curry for lunch (home-cooked by governor Mel Chandaria), and a tea party with traditional games in the afternoon.

Headteacher Debra Massey said: “Brian will never realise the positive and lasting impact of his dedicated service to the families within and beyond Howe Dell.

“He is an extraordinary role model for his kindness, passion and wisdom and he has helped shape what we stand for at school and day care today.”

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