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Retirements & New Head Teachers

The Rushden Echo and Argus, 23rd June, 1950, transcribed by Gill Hollis

Two Head Teachers - Retiring
Two Rushden head teachers are retiring in July. They are Mr. S. Howitt, headmaster of the Tennyson Road Secondary Modern School for Boys, and Miss D. A. Furniss, headmistress of the Newton Road Infants' School.

Mr. Howitt, who was formerly headmaster of Rushden Intermediate, succeeded the late Mr. Leonard Perkins in this position after serving on his staff for several years. Last year he became the headmaster of Rushden's latest school.

Miss Furniss has been the headmistress at Newton Road for 15 years, having started her teaching career at Kettering 39 years ago. She was headmistress at the Burton Latimer Infants' School for 10 years before her Rushden appointment.

Mr. O. L. Ash, headmaster of South End School, who died suddenly less than a fortnight ago, was also due to retire at the end of the present term.

The Rushden Echo and Argus, 4th August, 1950, transcribed by Gill Hollis

New Head Teachers for Rushden
Appointments have been made of three new head teachers at Rushden. Mr. L. J. Wilce, deputy headmaster of ...... Wells Secondary Modern Boys' School, Southall, will succeed Mr. S. Howitt as headmaster at the Tennyson Road County Modern School, following his retirement last week.

Miss D. Furniss, who also retired last week, will be succeeded as headmistress at the Newton Road County Infants' School by Miss Kathleen M. March, at present headteacher of Ilminster Infants' School, Somerset.

At the South End County School, Mr. Frederick C. Astle, now a permanent emergency teacher on the county staff, will fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. O. L. Ash, shortly before he was due to retire.

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