Rosie Gilbert

Rosie was simply a good, good person.  She had a deep commitment to her vocation, and to the very many students, both at school and elsewhere, who had the good fortune to be taught by her.  She combined consummate professionalism with great kindness.  When she ushered students into her classroom she had a warm smile and a word of welcome for each of them.  In her lessons the atmosphere was calm, purposeful and thoroughly well organised.  Our son Will, who was taught by her and remembers her with great affection, said that she always knew what you were capable of, and made sure that you achieved it.  Students in her classes spoke with confidence and felt competely secure.  We, her colleague friends, were in awe.

Rosie had a delightful sense of humour which could light up her face with smiles and laughter.  She had a quick mind and sharp intelligence that was humanely perceptive about people and astute about the world.  We remember her as a quietly remarkable woman, composed, devoted and brave.  Her loss saddens us deeply.

George and Sue Mills

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