Poundswick Staff list
This list started with all the staff names I could remember from the period 1956 to 1965 in approximately chronological order; I managed about 30. Since then many names have been contributed by others but the list is still not complete and many of the dates are guesstimates. Can you help to fill in the gaps and improve precision on dates? We're very short of photographs of staff from the later years; if you've got any, they would be particularly welcome!
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Mr. A. Gilpin, M.B.E. - Headmaster - R.E., German, 1956-72
Miss G. M. Champness - Senior Mistress - Maths, 1956-69
Mr. W. J. Hutchinson - Second Master - Maths - 1956-76
Mr. G. D. Doherty - English
Mr. F. Mitchell - Art
Mr. A. J. Stansfield - Woodwork
Mr. W. H. Nicholson - General Science, Chemistry, 1957-82
Mrs. B. Wetton - French, 1956-58
Mr. J. McLoughlin - P.E. and Games, 1956-59
Mrs. Te Punga - P.E. and Games, 1956-57
Miss P. Shephard - P.E., Games, 1957-59, later Mrs. P. Thorley, 1972-76
Mr. R. Fanner - French, Spanish, 1956-67
Miss P. Dudley (later Mrs. P. Meadowcroft) - Housecraft
Mr. J. F. Scarth - Geography, 1956-80
Mrs. J. M. Fisher - English, History
Mr. F. P. Welton - Music, 1956-65
Miss N. Clarkson - English, 1957-?
Mr. M. O'Brien - Laboratory Technician
Miss J. Callan (later Mrs. J. Kreibich) - Laboratory Technician, 1957-59
Mr. G. Evans - Biology, 1957-?
Mrs. K. Fleming - English, 1957-?
Mrs. Betts - Catering Supervisor, 1950s and 60s
Mrs. Gregson - Maths
Miss A. Hawkswood - School Secretary, 1950s and 60s
Mr. T. Owen - Physics, Head of Sixth Form, 1958-72
Mrs. G. B. Owen - French, 1963-72
Miss P. Bolsover - Needlework, 1958-?
Mrs. Stewart - English
Mr. W. J. Grimes - German, 1958-64
Miss O. Wainwright - Latin, French, 1957-?
Mr. M. F. Russell - Physics, Chemistry, 1960-72
Miss B. Powell - French, 1960-61
Mr. K. Moorby - Metalwork, Technical Drawing
Mr. R. M. Smith - Geography, 1961-72
Mr. J. Platts - History, 1958-82
Mr. H. Freeman - French, Spanish
Mr. R. Wilson - English, R.E.
Miss S. Nolan - Maths
Mr. C. P. Blackburn - English, General Studies
Mr. D. E. Sparks - Latin, French, 1960-68
Mr. M. Brown - Music - left 1966
Mr. T. J. Robertson - R.E.
Mr. L. Wilson - Maths - left 1964
Mr. J. R. Fisher - English, Latin - left 1972
Mr. R. G. Owen - Geography - left 1961
Miss. M. P. Linton - Maths, 1960-72
Mr. S. L. Gray - French, Spanish
Mr. A. K. Butterworth - English, General Studies, Art
Miss V. Kelly (later Mrs. V. Steadman) - French - left 1966
Mr. F. Herbert - P.E. and Games, 1958-66
Mrs. J. Ward - P.E. and Games, 1959-64
Mr. F. Smith - English - left 1964
Miss M. E. Bryce - Art - left 1964
Miss Jones - French, 1960s
Miss. D. E. Silvester - 1960s
Mr. G. A. Cox - General Science, Chemistry, 1960s
Mrs. N. Dewhirst - Domestic Science, 1960s
Miss D. M. Kendal -1960s
Miss J. Mountain - English, 1960s
Mrs. J. Stone - History
Miss A. H. Baddeley (later Mrs. A. H. Siddall) - Art
Miss R. Hemp - P.E. and Games, 1964-?
Mr. I. Collins - General Science, Chemistry - left 1964
Mr. A. Crossley - Chemistry - left 1964
Mr. D. G. Lewis - Biology, 1960-?
Mr. D. Blackwell - Maths, 1960s
Mr. A. Corwood - History, Geography, 1964-?
Miss J. Williams - English, 1960-72
Mrs. N. Lowe - Biology
Miss. S. Williams - Maths - left 1971
Miss. A. Preston (later Mrs. A. Gagan) - French, 1964-?
Mr. G. Scargill - German, later Head of Sixth Form, 1964-74
Mlle. Danielle Pingat - French Assistante, 1964
Snr. G. Mora - Spanish Assistant, 1965
Mr. F. Tyrer - Woodwork, 1960s and 70s
Miss M. Furlong - Housecraft, 1960s
Mr. M. Bridger - Music, 1965-67
Miss C. Hemmingway - Domestic Science, 1966-67
Mr. S. Levine - Metalwork, left 1972
Mr. D. Bates - P.E. and Games, left 1972
Mrs. H. Bates - P.E. and Games, left 1971
Mr. G. Howarth - P.E. and Games, 1972-74
Mr. Brown - Chemistry
M. Jean-Paul Van Straceele - French Assistant, 1966
Miss M. Beetham - English, mid 1960s
Fraulein Volger - German Assistant, 1966
Mr. J. Yielder - R.E., 1966-?
Mr. Gittings - Music 1967-?
Mr. T. Long - Deputy Head, 1967-?
Mr. F. M. Welsh - English
Mr. E. Platt - English, 1968-?
Mr. R. Rigby - History, 1966-82
Mr. M. Ryder - English, Latin, 1969-?
Mrs. J. Lindsell - Senior Mistress, 1969-?
Mr. B. Whitehead - French, 1967-?
Mlle. Jeanne Guers - French Assistante, 1968
H. Christian Affolter - German Assistant, 1968
Mrs. P. Adams - Office Staff, late 1960s to 2007
Mr. F. Ruggiero - left approx 1973
Mr. M. Smith - English - left 1974
Mr. K. Hamnett - German, 1970s
Mr. J. Gilligan - History, 1972-82
Mr. R. Hole - English, Drama, 1972-96
Mr. M. Venet - French, 1972-77
Mr. J. Waters - Second Master - approx 1976-80 (after Bill Hutchinson)
Miss A. McHugh - English, 1970s
Miss P. Jones - Spanish, 1970s
Miss E. Whitman - English, 1970s
Mr. J. Barrett - French, 1970s
Mr. Redpath - Physics, 1970s
Mr. C. Holmes - Music, 1972-?
Mr. P. Gouldon - Metalwork, 1970s
Miss C. Matsell - Geography, Spanish, 1970s
Miss A. Brooker (later Mrs. A. Holmes) - French, Spanish, 1970s to 1982
Mr. Astin - Woodwork, Engineering Drawing, 1970s
Mrs. Anstey - Home Economics, 1970s
Mrs. C. Lily - Science, 1970s
Ms. Bingham - Science (Lower School), 1970s
Mrs. Ellis - English (Lower School), 1970s
Mr. J. Quayle - Science (Lower School)
Mr. G. Wood - Physics, 1970s
Miss M. Minshull - English, 1970s
Mr. M. W. Potts - English, 1974-77
Mr. A. Fancourt - Maths (Lower School), 1950s-80
Mr. R. ("Slogger") Smith - Maths (Lower School), 1950s-1970s
Miss Melling - French (Lower School), 1970s
Mrs. M. Nichols - P.E. and Games (Lower School), left 1975 or 76
Mrs. H. Sykes - English, 1970s
Mr. A. Jackson - Art and Design, 1974-79
Mr. M. Edwards - English, 1972-74
Mr. B. Wood - Special Needs (Lower School), 1950s-82
Mr. E. Webber - Special Needs (Lower School), 1950s-80s
Mr. N. Parry - Metalwork (Lower School), 1950s-1975
Ms. M. Higson - Music (Lower School)
Miss S. Moore - Music, 1975-76
Mr. D. Arnold - P.E. and Games (Lower School), 1964-83
Mrs. R. Huddart - Head of Lower School, 1967 to late 70s
Mrs. Dilworth - Maths (Lower School), late 70s
Miss L. Ezra - French, late 70s to 1982
Miss Butcher - Geography, late 70s
Mr. J. Callaghan - Deputy Head (Lower School), 1980-87
Miss Ffrench - History (Lower School), late 70s
Mr. D. C. Bellis - Maths, late 70s to 1982
Mr. R. Whitworth - Maths, 1973-82
Dr. A. England - Physics, left 1982
Mr. T. Grimshaw - History, English, 1976-82
Mrs. J. Leighton - Headmistress, 1973-82
Mr. A. Simpson - History, Humanities, 1973-2007
Mr. M. A. Murray - Maths, 1973-2009. Deputy Head of Parklands.
Mr. J. Chetwood - Head of Design and Technology, 1973-99
Mr. N. Cretney - Laboratory Technician, 1977-2001
Miss Tarpey - Maths(?) (Lower School), 1978-79
Mrs. C. Dixon - History, Geography, late 70s to 1982
Mr. M. T. Evans - Physics, 1977-?
Mr. G. Adamson - Music, late 70s to early 80s
Mrs. Allen - Geography, late 70s
Mrs. C. Mulligan - Chemistry, Biology, late 70s
Mr. G. Jones - Geography, P.E., 1978-82
Mr. I. Merrilees - Head of English, late 70s
Miss R. Jones (later Mrs. R. Rosser) - English, 1979-81
Mr. R. Chadwick - Design Technology, 1981 to 2007.
Mr. G. Simister - Maths, 1980s
Mr. P. Grimshaw - English, 1980s
Mr. R. Jackson - P.E., History, 1973-85
Miss G. Neve - French, left 1982
Miss Jones - French, 1980s
Mr. G. Strachan - Maths, 1980s
Mr. R. Chick - P.E. and Games, 1974-85
Mrs. J. Parkin - Geography, Humanities, 1982 to 2004
Mr. A. Bell - P.E. and Games, 1982-99
Mr. J. Gregory - P.E. and Games, 1982 to 2004
Miss P. C. Hansen - French, German, 1980s
Mrs. S. Nield - Maths, 1980s
Mrs. J. Waterland - Art, 1979-2008
Mrs. Y. Pratt - Maths, Dance, 1980s
Mr. J. Thompson - Maths, 1980s to 2003
Miss L. Fox - P.E. and Games, 1980s-2003
Mrs. A. Metcalfe -Science, 1980s
Miss Moody - Maths, 1983
Mr. A. Clowes - Music, 1984-?
Mlle. D. Mesples - French Assistante, 1984/5
Miss A. C. Faulkner - Science, 1982-?
Mrs. S. Walton - Science, 1980s
Mrs. Mooney - Science, 1980s
Mr. J. Griffiths - Science, later Deputy Headteacher, 1981-99.
Acting Headteacher, Easter to Midsummer 1999.
Mr. D. Eborall - Chemistry, 1980s
Miss G. Donald - P.E., 1980s
Mr. I. Atkinson - Physics, Science, 1980s-2003.
Mr. B. Niblett - Maths, 1980s
Mrs. L. Hammond - Maths, 1980s to 1999
Mr. M. Hudson - French, German, 1980s
Mrs. J. Hudson - English, 1980s
Mrs. T. Elliot - English, 1980s
Mrs. V. Sidebottom - English, 1980s
Miss J. Wilkinson (later Mrs. J. Warburton) - SEN, 1982-88
Mrs. A. Cook - English, 1982-84
Mr. S. Warburton - French, German, 1982-94
Mrs. B. J. Hinton - German, French, ?-1984
Mrs. S. Reid - R.E., 1982-84
Mr. C. Saunders - German, 1980s
Mrs. MacHale - French, 1980s
Mrs. Elwood - Humanities, 1980s and 90s
Mr. P. Cassidy - Humanities, 1980s
Mr. J. W. Smith - Biology, 1980s
Mr. P. H. G. Wolstenholme - Humanities, 1982-?
Mr. Steele - R.E., 1980s and 90s
Miss Webb - R.E., 1980s
Mrs. D. Simms - English, Domestic Science, 1980s and 90s
Mrs. M. T. Gray - Domestic Science, 1982-90s
Mr. R. Callaghan - Art, 1980s
Mrs. C. Fuller - Art, 1982 to Parklands
Mr. M. Baker - Art, 1977-90s
Mr. D. Hargreaves - Music, 1980s
Mr. R. Ollis - Library, 1980s
Mr. C. F. Farnell - Head of Lower School, 1980s
Mr. B. Gray - Deputy Headteacher, Head of Upper School, 1980s
Mr. M. Perry - Physics, 1980s and 90s
Mr. R. Whitworth - History, Social Science, 1982 to 2006
Mrs. J. Hole - Biology, Science, 1982-2009
Mr. K. Halstead - Headmaster, 1982-88
Mr. D. Borland - PHSE (Personal, Health and Social Education), 1982-88
Mrs. Evans - English, 1984-90s
Miss J. Banner - German, 1984-2004
Herr R. Heise - German Assistant, 1985-86
Mrs. Mills - Domestic Science, 1984-?
Ms. C. Di Paola - Lab. Tech. then Special Needs Support, 1988-99
Ms. R. Graham - ICT (Information Communications Technology), 1990s-1999
Mrs. P. Crewe - PE and PHSE, 1990s
Mrs. M. Hanley - Deputy Headteacher, 1991-92
Mr. P. Whitlam - Science, Senior Teacher, 1990-97
Miss Doherty - English, 1990s
Mr. Wild - Science, 1990s
Mrs. J. Hemingway - Head of Maths, 1996-98
Miss S. Watkins - Science, 1997-98
Mrs. S. Abbot-Petzolt - German, 1997-99
Mrs. J. Marr - German, 1997-98
Mrs. M. Cavanagh - English, 1997 to Parklands
Mr. J. A. Corcoran - Headmaster, 1988 to Easter 1999
Total names to date: 236
If you can help to extend this list please:
- be precise about name spelling; if you're not sure, say so
- include subjects taught and initials, if you can remember them
- give approximate joining and leaving dates, if possible
- tell me the years you were at Poundswick.
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