AFTER spending three decades working as a teacher, Anne Marie Fittock loves her job as much as she did when she first stepped foot into the classroom more than 30 years ago.

The St Joseph’s Primary School teacher, from Great Sankey, was hailed as ‘inspiring’ by her pupils.

Her hard work has clearly not gone unnoticed as the year six teacher has been awarded the Warrington Guardian’s teacher of the month accolade.

Year six pupil Jack Higginbottom, who nominated Mrs Fittock for the award, said: “I have enjoyed every minute of being in her class.

“I look forward to going to school and she inspires me to be the best I can be. At times the work is difficult but we can go and talk to her at any point about it.”

“I cannot thank her enough for giving me the confidence to believe I can achieve so much. She is always positive with us and encourages us to never give up.”

Mrs Fittock started working at St Joseph’s Primary School in Penketh more than 20 years ago, having previously worked at a number of schools in Liverpool.

The 55-year-old said: “I never had any other ambition except to be a teacher. I just think education is really important and I always wanted to be a part of that. It’s an exciting part of a child’s life.”

As a teacher, no day is the same and the children are what makes the job so enjoyable, said Mrs Fittock She added: “I love working with children. They are so exciting to be around. I love to see them learn and grow to become independent.”

Each month, the Warrington Guardian celebrates the hard work, dedication and achievements of one deserving teacher in the town.

The award, which is sponsored by education recruitment and training consultancy Academics Ltd, honours a teacher who has made a real difference to the school community.

To nominate a deserving teacher for next month’s teacher of the month award visit or e-mail