School teacher retires after 25 years

Louise Coates

Louise Coates

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WEST St Leonards School teacher Louise Coates retired last week after more than 25 years teaching at the Harley Shute Road school.

Known to many of the children as the ‘friendly giant’ she was taken to school on her last day in a large American police car.

Louise has seen much change in her time, the most notable being the move from the old site in Bexhill Road. Louise also met the Queen when she visited the school in 1997.