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Pioneering Housemistress bids farewell to College life

Trotman Housemistress Sarah Wyatt leaves on a high

A new stage in a lifelong relationship with the College beckons for Housemistress of Trotman House, Sarah Wyatt, as she sadly leaves us at the end of term. Sarah’s Father, Dr Ross-Russell was the College Dr during Sarah’s childhood so when she first joined the College as a Maths teacher in 2009 it was already a familiar environment for her. Her initial five years were full of bustling activity where Sarah wholeheartedly threw herself into College life, not only in the classroom but also on the sports pitches and courts as a tennis, hockey and netball coach.

A brief leave of absence for family reasons from 2014 saw Sarah return to the College in 2016 with an incredibly exciting task ahead. She was a key stakeholder in the establishment of our brand new girls boarding House, Trotman House which is located in a very similar position to the Sanitorium her Father worked in years before. Having been initially appointed by John Trotman, Sarah saw it as a great privilege to be Housemistress of our 10th Senior School House, a unique opportunity to be part of the girls House from its opening.

Under the skilled guidance of Sarah, working closely with Deputy Housemistress Becky Speight,Trotman has gone from strength to strength since its opening in 2017 and is a vastly supportive and upbeat environment for all the girls within it. Sarah sees the House emblem of a sunflower as hugely fitting of the positive attitude that permeates all the House stands for and the way the girls and House staff conduct themselves throughout College life.

Sarah is looking forward to a slightly different pace of life as she steps away from her cherished Trotman girls to spend more time with her five children and is relishing the opportunity to be a hands on Granny in the new year. Education is at the heart of her whole spirit so she plans to continue to nurture students by providing private tutoring in the near future. Thankfully she plans to settle locally so we are hoping she will be a familiar face at future OS reunions.

Sarah takes away a huge sense of pride at being instrumental in the establishment and development of Trotman House and the vast sense of staff camaraderie at the College will stay with her well beyond the end of this term. Sarah has made friends for life within the glorious College surroundings and is leaving Trotman on a high.

We extend our warmest thanks to Sarah for her devoted service to the College and Trotman House, she will forever hold a very special place in College history and we wish her every happiness as she starts her next and exciting chapter in life.



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