Patricia Mary Whiteman 1944-2021
Pat Whiteman was a truly exceptional teacher. She was already in post when I joined the school in 1987 and she commented that we had much in common because we both had a husband called Harry. Pat was able to enthuse and inspire her students. She conveyed her extensive knowledge in imaginative ways and her lessons lived long in memories. What made her so special was the care and concern she showed for all her pupils. She was willing to go way beyond what was required in terms of time and extra tuition to help them as much as she could. She was extremely caring and a wonderful Form Teacher. She was a highly respected colleague and a very popular member of staff. On a personal note I loved the way she dressed and we had many conversations about clothes. It was a real privilege to have known and worked with her.