Assistant mistress at Clapham high school from 1936 to 1938, Streatham Hill and Clapham high school from 1938 to 1940.
In 1965, she was appointed a member of the Royal Commission on Trade Unions and Employers Association. In the year, 1968, when it reported, she became a Dame.
The Committee of Inquiry into Nurses' Pay and the Doctors and Dentist Remuneration Review Body (1976-79) followed, along with membership of the Press Council in the same period. For five years she was a governor of the BBC (1968-73). But she remained, until her death, quintessentially a headmistress whose real passion was the optimum organisation of one school.
(Source Guardian Obituary 23 April 2004. Image by Godfrey Argent
NPG x16891 © National Portrait Gallery, London)