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Girl, five, becomes headteacher for a day
Published 12/05/14



A SCHOOLGIRL was the envy of her classmates when she became headteacher for the day.

Five-year-old Tilly Makkar stepped into Helen Jones’ shoes at Trinity School in Vicarage Road, Henley. where she is in her first year.

Her tasks included holding an assembly where points were presented to Gainsborough House for good manners and achievements in class, organising a fire drill when she had to tell off some of the older children for being noisy and marking pupils’ work and scoring their behaviour.

She also signed off two requests for new equipment from staff and attended a meeting of the school council and another about health and safety.

Tilly, whose parents Kate and Sundeep won the prize at the Friends of Trinity School’s fundraising Bollywood Ball in March, said she enjoyed the experience. Mrs Jones, who joined the school in September, said: “Tilly has done such a fantastic job I am fearful I’ve lost my position here.


“She walked into assembly and stood in front of around 315 pupils on her own and said ‘good morning’. I think she’s got a feel for all the things we have to think about and be ready for and the other pupils were fantastic and very responsive.”

The ball, an annual function which took place at the Red Lion Hotel, raised more than £12,000 for drama and sports facilities at the school.

Mrs Jones added: “We have got fantastic parent support here and clearly, with budget cuts, when parents step in and organise a function such as the Bollywood Ball, it makes a huge difference to the resources we can purchase for the school.

“If to support it it means giving up my job for the day, I’m more than happy to do so.”

Published 12/05/14

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