She has worked tirelessly to keep a Norfolk school spick and span for more than 30 years.

And now Fakenham Academy has wished Paula Main a happy retirement after 32 years of working at the school as a cleaning supervisor.

Retiring as a cleaning supervisor, her history at the school goes back further than just making sure that corridors, offices, classrooms, toilets and halls are clean.

Fakenham & Wells Times: Paula Main and her son Stuart who is on the site team at Fakenham AcademyPaula Main and her son Stuart who is on the site team at Fakenham Academy (Image: Sally Hirst)

She attended the Fakenham school as a student, and eventually as a parent and even became a midday supervisor before her most recent post as cleaning supervisor, resulting in her spending more than half her life at Fakenham Academy.

In her 32 years, she has worked under seven headteachers and seven site managers and has walked on average six miles a day which, in total, amounts to 41,760 miles, to ensure that the facilities are spick and span for at least 8,000 students, through fires, epidemics and floods.

The family link will continue at Fakenham, as her son Stuart is still working for the academy on the site team.