Miss A M Shaw takes up duties in April
The Management Board of Methodist Residential Schools have appointed Miss Annie M Shaw, MA, headmistress of Edgehill College, Bideford, to succeed Miss H Lawson Brown, MA. Miss Lawson Brown has been appointed the headmistress of Dame Alison Harper School, Bedford.
Miss Shaw, who is at present on the staff of Queenswood School, Hatfield, was formerly on the staff of Hunmanby School, Yorks, and will take up her appointment at Edgehill in April. At Queenswood she is senior English mistress.
A native of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Miss Shaw was educated at Normanton Girls’ High School, Yorkshire, and Newnham College, Cambridge, where she obtained English Honours Tripos in 1941 and Cambridge Certificate in Education in 1942. Her first post was at the Girls’ High School, Chesterfield, where she was appointed senior English mistress.
Hunmanby Hall School, near Filey, is a boarding school under the Methodist Education Committee, as is Edgehill.
Miss Shaw, who is much attracted at the prospect at coming to Devon, has a brother, the Rev B A Shaw, Methodist Minister at Hinde Street Church, London, and her sister, Miss M H Shaw, is secretary of the Junior Missionary Association.
Gazette article dated 12 November 1954