Jenny Head trained at the College of Sarum St Michael in the 1960s. Friends, fun and fulfilment stand out in her memory, as well as a growing realisation that teaching is a vocation. She was one of the first eight B Ed students, graduating from Bristol University in 1969.
Jenny subsequently taught in primary schools in Cheltenham, Rugby and Jersey, before moving to Salisbury with her husband and family in 1992. She then made the decision that she has never regretted and specialised in teaching children with special educational needs. She obtained a Diploma from Southampton University and worked in local primary and preparatory schools, including spending eight happy years as joint SENCO at Chafyn Grove Preparatory School.
Jenny and her husband have four children, six grandchildren and an over bouncy black labrador. Life remains fun and full, with family and friends coming first, but local activities that include Cathedral guiding and being a school governor (representing her local church) also being important. She enjoys reading, historical research, cooking, walking and travelling - and she loves writing and has been Editor of the Old Students' Newsletter for 13 years. Jenny is very happy to be back in Salisbury, the place that left a lasting impression all those years ago.
Anne Johns (M.Ed Oxon) thoroughly enjoyed her years at the College of Sarum St Michael in the swinging sixties. Her keen interest and passion for children's education was developed in those years. Anne's first teaching post was in Bournemouth. She then moved to Salisbury with her husband and after having children, taught in Warminster where she became a deputy headteacher. In 1988 she was appointed headteacher of St Martin's C.of E. Infant School in Salisbury where she remained for ten very happy years. It was while she was at St Martin's that she studied in the evenings for her research degree. She later became a school inspector and had the privilege of travelling around the country visiting all types of schools.
Now retired, Anne's life is still exciting. Anne and her husband have two sons and four grandchildren. She enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family and friends and being involved in local voluntary work. Her interests are wide ranging and include country walking, swimming (especially in the sea) and exploring the countryside with her husband in their motorhome. Anne enjoys reading, cookery, music and is learning to play the ukulele and brushing up her skills on the piano and guitar.