THE new deputy head of the Piggott School is replacing the woman who taught her more
THE new deputy head of the Piggott School is replacing the woman who taught her more than 20 years ago.
Rebecca Alexander, a former Piggott student, will succeed Maggie Urwin for the next academic year in September.
Mrs Alexander, who lives in Woodley, has been a teacher for 16 years and has worked at various schools in the area, including Gillotts School in Henley and Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre in Emmer Green.
She most recently worked as a music teacher and assistant headteacher at Garth Hill College in Bracknell.
Mrs Alexander started at the school after the May half term and has been “taught the ropes” by Mrs Urwin, who she remembers from her days as a student.
She said: “I actually used to be a student here and Maggie was one of my teachers! Now we are working together.
“I’m very excited and I’ve had a lovely six weeks so far. I’ve been bowled over by how lovely the students are and the staff are so welcoming.
“The school is not complacent, it’s always striving to improve and I’m excited to get going.”
Mrs Urwin, who was also a languages teacher at the school, retired at the end of the last school year afterÂ 39 years as a teacher, including 30 at Piggott.
She returned last week for A levels results day.
The school also held a retirement celebration for her last month with messages from colleagues and students past and present.