It is lovely to read all the stories from Mayfield. I have very happy memories of both Mayfield Secondary Boys and Mayfield High School. I joined Mayfield Boys as a French teacher in January 1976. The following year I had a fourth form group with Phil Woods and Ronald Tomlinson. When the school went comprehensive, in September 1977, I was made Head of MFL and taught in the Language Lab in the upper school. I was Miss Johns then, but became Ms. Taylor in 1981. I have taught some amazing people at Mayfield. I was extremely strict except when we took trips to France, especially the exchange visits. I would love to hear from anyone I taught or worked with. I left Mayfield High School in 1982 when Derek Jones was Headmaster.
I remember you well…. You were scary 😂
Hi Miss Johns, I remember you well too, yes you we’re a bit scary as Chris said, but very attractive too if I may say so. (If memory serves you looked like a young Gabrielle Drake). A good few boys had a crush on you! I enjoyed the lessons, and remember the cassette players built in to the desks (state of the art techno then).
I also remember you playing in a netball match with some other teachers, Liz Madeley also played. You were a cool teacher though, and I can even remember you telling the class about a couple of cinema films you saw, namely ‘Carrie’ and then ‘Sentinel’. Am I correct Miss? I would love to keep in touch with you, maybe you’re on Facebook?
Well, it’s been great reminiscing with you Miss, but I think I just heard the 3:45 bell go, and I promised the lads a kick about over the park ( after doing my homework on Pierre and Marcel 😊)
Take care and stay well
I remember Miss L Johns well. I was a naughty lad in those days but had a crush, as many did, on our lovely French teacher.