Primary Education News

3 Jul '14

News Wilfrid King obituary

I first met Wilfrid King, who has died aged 86, when he was a young teacher at the Sheffield School for the Blind, the boarding school that I attended from the tender age of four. Wilf and his wife, Pat, played a central role in not only teaching but looking after all the students. This included supervising us early in the morning and getting us to go to sleep at night, as well as activity at weekends, as we were not allowed home on a regular basis. Wilf was the sort of caring professional that gives teachers a good name.Years later, by coincidence, Wilf, now with a growing family, arrived to teach at the secondary school in Shropshire that I was attending. Continue reading...

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