Letter: Jennifer Nias obituary


I used to be on the PGCE course for junior and center college lecturers that Jennifer Nias taught at Liverpool College in 1974-75. Subsequently she interviewed me for her examine of fifty former instructor coaching college students.

A post-grad course involved with instructing youthful kids was itself uncommon; so was Jennifer.

Some on the course, which included per week in Yorkshire to watch excellent apply, thought she labored us arduous, and he or she may very well be fairly austere at occasions. Nonetheless, her ardour for training was simple. Eager to recruit a various group, she took an in depth curiosity in every of us.

She anticipated excessive requirements and, after observing a disastrous lesson by me, kindly informed me: “I’ve seen worse”, quite spoiling it by then including “however not many.”


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