Trotman House, past and present, say emotional goodbye to cherished Deputy Housemistress
As Trotman celebrates its 5th Anniversary with an alfresco event for both current girls and OS, Deputy Housemistress & Deputy Head of English, Becky Roberts (nee Speight) is saying an emotional goodbye to the House she helped to open alongside Sarah Wyatt in 2017.
Adored and respected in equal measure by the Trotman community Becky leaves the College to take up an exciting new role at Norwich High School for girls.
Becky joined the English department at the College after years at Felsted in 2015. During her time at Felsted Becky had undertaken 19 weeks of training at the Police Academy and for 18months hugely enjoyed balancing her teaching commitments alongside that of working as a Special Constable. Work that set her in great stead to introduce the Police Cadets scheme at the College, something that she has taken immense pride in.
Becky has thrived in the classroom and is eternally proud of the effort and achievements that her English students have enjoyed over the past 7 years.
Becky’s proudest moments and strongest memories understandably centre around the House. Opening the brand new boarding house in 2017 and cultivating and fostering a sense of traditions and loyalty while working alongside original Trotman Housemistress Sarah Wyatt will remain with Becky for many years to come. She is immensely proud of the tight knit community that she hands on to the new Housemistress and Deputy taking over in September.
Becky takes with her memories of litter picking punishments for boarders who slept in, House water fights in glorious weather after garden parties, the annual Trotman egg throwing competition and the amazing hen night that the House organised for her ahead of her wedding in February. House memories and traditions only just eclipsing the memory of having to retrieve a pupil who decided the perfect time to treat herself to a McDonalds was during a theatre performance in London!
Becky will be hugely missed by Colleagues and pupils and most profoundly by the generation of Trotman girls that she has inspired and supported to become their best and bold selves – whatever their individual hopes and dreams might be Becky has provided unwavering support to help them believe in themselves and achieve their goals. Becky’s legacy will most certainly live on in Trotman and the outstanding Trotman girls that are forging their own paths through their life’s journey, confident that they can achieve all they set their minds and efforts to.
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