1961 photo of staff and pupils at Copthall County Grammar School
This 1961 Copthall school photo was supplied in the separate sections reproduced below, together with information on some of the teachers, which I have supplemented from my own recollections from the 1950s and from various other contributions.
Teachers row sitting in the third and fourth sections, from left to right:-
1. Very young new teacher, Pauline Taverner. who taught French. She was an old Copthall girl who returned when qualified as a teacher.
Older girls may remember her from their time at Copthall.
2. Mrs Morris - Biology
3. Miss Headland - Geography
4. Mrs Crosskey - Biology
5. Miss Campbell - French
8. Mrs Buckley?
9. Miss Unwin - Latin
10. Miss Huntley - Domestic Science
11. Miss Normile - Domestic Science
12. Miss Down - Maths
13. Miss Blaikley - PE & Games
14. Miss Heys- Jones - Head Teacher
15. Miss Collins - English
16. Mlle. Baudet - French & Spanish
17. Mrs Wright - Art
18. Miss Strong - Music
19. Miss Franklin - Maths
20. Mrs Sanders (?) English
21. Miss Morant (?) History
22. Miss Cairns - Chemistry
23. Mrs Roberts - Maths
24. Miss Dunlop - History
25. Miss Schlesinger - Physics
26. Miss Young - English
27. Miss Gale - Geography
28. Mrs Montgomery - PE
30. Frau Heimann - German
31. Miss Bosson (?) English, who married while at Copthall and became Mrs Dineen
With thanks to Pam Bernstein and Lynda Harris