New Headmistress (picture)

February 1949

South Yorkshire Times February 5, 1949

 New Headmistress

Mrs. Phyllis Mary Winter, of Holywell Lane, Conisbrough, been appointed Headmistress of Station Road Infants School, Conisbrough, by an appointments committee of the West Riding County Education Authority, under the chairmanship of   Ald. Lady Mabel Smith.

Mrs Winter attended Mexbro’ Grammar School, from whence she went to Bingley Training College.

She taught for six years at Doncaster Road Junior School, Mexborough, before going to Park School, Doncaster. For the last three years she has taught in the infants’ department of Waverley School, Doncaster, following a spell in the Junior School.

In 1938 she married Fred Winter, who is an insurance agent and treasurer of the Conisbrough British Legion branch. They have two daughters. Geraldine (8) and Josie (6).

Mrs. Winter is very interested in music. She often sings at concerts and takes part in choral works. At Waverley School she trained a mothers’ choir which was connected with the Parents-Teachers’ Association, in which she is a great believer.

Mrs. Winter told a “South Yorkshire Times” reporter that she had always found the parents most co-operative, and the information they were able to supply was often “an enormous help in dealing with the children.”