A long serving caretaker celebrated a major milestone at Heanor Gate Science College, having worked there for 30 years.
Heanor born and bred Philip Bamford, 57, was a student at the school himself before taking the job as part of the site staff there in 1984.
He said: “ I still look forward to coming to work everyday and trying to help both staff and students alike.
“I could not ask for a better workplace or colleagues.”
Head teacher at Heanor Gate Rob Howard, pictured on the left here, described the caretaker as a real ‘stalwart’ who will go the extra mile ‘whatever the weather’.