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So what school did you go to and what do you remember about it ?

And how many teachers can you remember from your time there ?

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Ally

I went to Hinde House Comprehensive for all my sins. Thankfully just missing out on the Edwards regime, I'm sure there are plenty of people who can fill you in on that era.

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nosy nellie

I went to Hinde House Comprehensive for all my sins. Thankfully just missing out on the Edwards regime, I'm sure there are plenty of people who can fill you in on that era.

I went to Morley Street school and remember teachers called Mr Priestley,Mr Webb.Mr Jackson.

Mr Williamson.Miss Peat,and I remember a teacher who used to throw the blackboard rubber at us and poke us in the head with her pencil but forgotten her name.

At the time the headteacher was Mr Moore I cannot fault any of the teachers even though we had the cane and the slipper we usually deserved it and as far as I know none of us turned out to be thugs or bullies or criminals.

We had what is called discipline in the classroom something that is decididly lacking in todays schools and society.

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mackyD

I went to Waltheof (left 1985) and some of the teachers I remember are

Mr Ellis, Miss Atkins, Miss Grady, Mr Bargett (Head teacher) Miss Green, - It's funny, I can see loads more of their faces but can't remember their names! Must be a sign of my age! :rolleyes:

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mackyD

Now My middle school which was Woodbourn - I can remember much more, lets see, there was

Mrs. Tracy, Mrs. Annyon (Scary!) Mr. Simms (Head teacher) Mrs. Ring, Mr. Burns, Miss Clarke, Mr. Stanniland, Mr. Powell, Mrs Whitehouse, Mrs. Monahan, Miss Barnes (Denise if you ever read this, you were my favorite teacher EVER!)

Can even remember the cleaners from here!

My mum!, Little Edna!, Eileen and Pete the Caretaker!

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Sheffield History

What made a teacher scary and what made a teacher get your respect ?

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Pc Infield

I liked consistency in my teachers.I didn't mind strict teachers if they were like that all the time,you knew where you were with them.

The ones I couldn't get along with were those who would laugh and joke with you one minute,then suddenly turn on you.

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mackyD

I can't remember having that many really scary teachers apart from the one I mentioned above. Now she was one on her own. She used to shout and ball from the minute you walked into her class to the minute you walked out! I remember I once couldn't find one of my books for a certain lesson and she went ballistic! Calling me stupid and making me search the classroom for it and generally making me feel a total fool! (She was a bully) I don't think she'd get away with acting like that now - and she was like this most of the time. In the end, SHE found the book - on her desk for marking. She was definately in the wrong job cause I don't think she liked kids! And I've never forgotten her - but for the wrong reasons.

Now my all time favorite was a lady called Miss Barnes - I remember she was so cool. Very fashionable (in the 70's) and looked like Bo Derek! All us girlies wanted to look like her! She was strict but very fair and I actually looked forward to her lessons cause she had a way with her that made learning fun. :)

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Sandroulla

I went to High Storrs Grammar School for Girls (although it went comprehensive when I moved from the 3rd to 4th year and we mixed with the boys next door). Their standards weren't as high as ours, as many of the boys were taking CSE's as well as/instead of GCE's (we hadn't even HEARD of CSE's and were all taking GCE O Levels)

I left in 1972, when we had a mix of male & female, young & old teachers, but when I joined the school in 1966 we only had one male teacher - Mr Thompson, who taught science. Every girl in the school had a crush on him! All the rest were mature ladies, mostly spinsters, which included:-

Miss Furtado - Head Mistress

Miss Freeman - Deputy Head & teacher of Latin

Miss Eyre - Religious Education

Miss Beech - Mathematics

Mrs Catcliffe - Geography

Miss Eager - my 3rd year form teacher but can't remember her specialist subject!

Miss Rogers - French

Miss Freeman, who was 4'11" and had very long grey hair, which she wore in plaits either wrapped several times around her head or coiled into 2 buns over her ears like Bodecia, once cuaght me wagging Maths in the loo and grabbed me by the cardigan and dragged me back to the classroom!

Miss Furtado & Miss Freeman retired when we mixed with the boys and their Head Teacher Mr Mardell took over. Mr Griffin was their Deputy - and everyone in the school was terrified of him! He used to parade around the corridors during classes and if you had been sent out of the room for any reason and he came across you...........

The boys had corporal punishment and got the cane......we girls just received detention!

My house master was Mr Nicholls, a huge round man commonly known as "Roller Joe". After an incident involving someone's books being thrown out of the classroom window, we were not allowed to have anyone from another class in our room. Roller Joe caught us with a mate from another form and whacked him so hard across the face that his glasses fell off and shattered on the floor.

Before we mixed, we were not allowed to associate with the boys next door and got detention if seen talking to them! We were not allowed to eat in uniform - even at the bus stop waiting to go home - and prefects patroled the stops doling out detentions to offenders.

Going comprehensive involved the doors separating the two halfs of the school being unlocked! OUR side was neat and pristine. Every desk had its own ink well, which was regularly filled by the "ink monitor"(no ballpoints allowed), and prefects came round every Friday afternoon giving marks out of 20 for the cleanest and best maintained classrooms!

On the boys side, their desks were carved up with initials and obscenities and they were not allowed to use REAL ink! They ruined our annual Carol Concert too - messing about and waiving their song sheets in the air in the City Hall!

I have some very fond memories of my years at High Storrs - both before and after the boys joined us!

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mickjj

I went to High Storrs Grammar School for Girls (although it went comprehensive when I moved from the 3rd to 4th year and we mixed with the boys next door). Their standards weren't as high as ours, as many of the boys were taking CSE's as well as/instead of GCE's (we hadn't even HEARD of CSE's and were all taking GCE O Levels)

I left in 1972, when we had a mix of male & female, young & old teachers, but when I joined the school in 1966 we only had one male teacher - Mr Thompson, who taught science. Every girl in the school had a crush on him! All the rest were mature ladies, mostly spinsters, which included:-

Miss Furtado - Head Mistress

Miss Freeman - Deputy Head & teacher of Latin

Miss Eyre - Religious Education

Miss Beech - Mathematics

Mrs Catcliffe - Geography

Miss Eager - my 3rd year form teacher but can't remember her specialist subject!

Miss Rogers - French

Miss Freeman, who was 4'11" and had very long grey hair, which she wore in plaits either wrapped several times around her head or coiled into 2 buns over her ears like Bodecia, once cuaght me wagging Maths in the loo and grabbed me by the cardigan and dragged me back to the classroom!

Miss Furtado & Miss Freeman retired when we mixed with the boys and their Head Teacher Mr Mardell took over. Mr Griffin was their Deputy - and everyone in the school was terrified of him! He used to parade around the corridors during classes and if you had been sent out of the room for any reason and he came across you...........

The boys had corporal punishment and got the cane......we girls just received detention!

My house master was Mr Nicholls, a huge round man commonly known as "Roller Joe". After an incident involving someone's books being thrown out of the classroom window, we were not allowed to have anyone from another class in our room. Roller Joe caught us with a mate from another form and whacked him so hard across the face that his glasses fell off and shattered on the floor.

Before we mixed, we were not allowed to associate with the boys next door and got detention if seen talking to them! We were not allowed to eat in uniform - even at the bus stop waiting to go home - and prefects patroled the stops doling out detentions to offenders.

Going comprehensive involved the doors separating the two halfs of the school being unlocked! OUR side was neat and pristine. Every desk had its own ink well, which was regularly filled by the "ink monitor"(no ballpoints allowed), and prefects came round every Friday afternoon giving marks out of 20 for the cleanest and best maintained classrooms!

On the boys side, their desks were carved up with initials and obscenities and they were not allowed to use REAL ink! They ruined our annual Carol Concert too - messing about and waiving their song sheets in the air in the City Hall!

I have some very fond memories of my years at High Storrs - both before and after the boys joined us!

Totaly off topic but what part of Canada are you living??

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Rachy

I only left All Saints in 2004.

Be something wrong if I can't remember the teachers lol

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Sandroulla

Totaly off topic but what part of Canada are you living??

I'm just visiting (for 2 months) with family in St Catharines, near Niagara Falls. I'll be back in Sheffield in May for a week or so and then off again to Greece, where I've been for the past 2 years!

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GrinderBloke

I'm just visiting (for 2 months) with family in St Catharines, near Niagara Falls. I'll be back in Sheffield in May for a week or so and then off again to Greece, where I've been for the past 2 years!

We are planning a get together in May, perhaps we can set a date so that you can join us?

I cannot find the thread at the moment, but I'm sure someone will locate it.

The dates we are talking of at the moment are sometime between 4-19 May iirc

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Sandroulla

We are planning a get together in May, perhaps we can set a date so that you can join us?

I cannot find the thread at the moment, but I'm sure someone will locate it.

The dates we are talking of at the moment are sometime between 4-19 May iirc

I'm back in Sheffield on the 3rd, and will probably be off to Greece by about the 11th - so if the get together happens within that time, I should be able to make it - thanks for asking!

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coffee cup

I went to wisewood School from 1975 - 1981, our uniform was grey with a gold&black tie.

I can remember the following teachers

Headmaster Mr Hook

Dep Head (boys) Mr. Turner

Dep Head (girls) Mrs. Greenfield

Chemistry Mr Crompton, Mr Cooper

Physics Mr. Dingle,Mr Smith

Biology Mr Murphy

PE (Boys) Mr. Davies, Mr Hodgkinson

PE (Girls) Mrs. Warren, Miss Scott, Miss Wileman

Art Miss Dury,

German Mrs. Morris

Geography Mr. Thompson

Home Economics Mrs. Bedford, Mrs Ross

Needlework Mrs. Lovell

Music Mr Humphrys

Maths Mr Brewer, Mr Ellison

commerce Mr Else.

English Mrs Pickstone, Mr Lilley

History Miss Nicholson.

As well as having a Proper school uniform, we all belonged to a house I was in Mountney our housemaster was Mr. Middleton and our colour was red.

House points earned fro good work were given little tickets , the colour of your house which you posted in a little box outside the staff room door.

There was a large board in the hall, which used to display each house's points, Furnival used to be almost always in the lead, but Mountney always won the inter house swimming galas.

Our school report book was even the colour of our house.

Fond memories of school days.

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azz

So what school did you go to and what do you remember about it ?

And how many teachers can you remember from your time there ?

I went to Newhall school,

the head teacher was called Mr Bronks, he used to put the fear of god into us,even the teachers feared him.

Although he was strict he put many a lad on the straight and narrow, its a pity there arn't more like him today

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Lyn 1

I went to Newhall school,

the head teacher was called Mr Bronks, he used to put the fear of god into us,even the teachers feared him.

Although he was strict he put many a lad on the straight and narrow, its a pity there arn't more like him today

Shiregreen school infants and Junior 1950s-

On my first day at Shiregreen School I was literally dragged from my mother kicking and screaming and carried bodily to my classroom. With the headmistress, Miss Lint on one side of me and a teacher on the other side, my legs dangling in mid-air, I protested all the way. The headmistress was extremely strict and I never did like her. She was supposedly much younger than she looked although she had pure white hair which had, according to local gossip turned white overnight due to the shock of her mother's sudden death. I can't remember my teacher's name but I think I must have liked her as I have no bad memories of her.

One teacher in charge of another class really fascinated me. Her name was Miss Vaughan and during assembly each morning in the hall, I couldn't take my eyes of her. She wasn't a fat person but she had the most enormous bust I had ever seen but what I really found fascinating was the fact that she could fold her arms under it. How on earth she managed to do that puzzled me for many years.

Juniors -

Mr Ludbrooke, who always had the tip of his tongue showing between his lips when concentrating on what he was doing, had a good sense of humour. He had to have as the little old car he drove had to be wound with a starting handle prior to setting off and we all teased him about his wind up toy car.

Miss Hayward who wore plastic cuffs over her suit or blouse sleeves to stop them getting too dusty. She went on an exchange visit to America for a year and a Miss Starkey came over in her place. When I was in Miss Hayward's class I came home from school crying one day after being told off by her for some minor misdemeanour. My mother went up to school and practically chased her around the desk threatening to hit her if she upset me again.

The glamorous Miss Ramage who wore glamorous glasses and dresses and whom the male teachers swarmed around.

Mr Lawton who took our class for singing was not well liked because of his strictness.

Mrs Hill, strict but kindly with it: she took the girls for sewing.

Mr Norman Coombes, my favourite of all the teachers, who's little rhymes have stayed with me just as he always said they would. 'I' before 'e' except after 'c' and 'long legged Italy kicked little Sicily right in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.' What a shame we didn't appreciate these people more at the time.

Mr Kent our headmaster, again a strict but kindly man. I remember one morning in assembly feeling extremely ill and put my hand up as was required should you want anything. No one seemed to notice at first and I just remember Mr Kent rushing towards me and the feeling of strong arms around me as I passed out. When I came to, I was laid on one of the large wooden tables in the kitchen area with very concerned teachers all around me. Had I eaten that morning they wanted to know? Did I hurt anywhere? I didn't know then and I don't know now why I passed out that day.

Visits to the school clinic were dreaded. Inspections for head lice and impetigo took place at regular intervals. Everyone was fearful of being given a brown envelope to take home as this indicated they had head lice. Fortunately this never happened to me.

Lyn

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