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R.I.P. Glyn Evans former HM at BWS 1974-92

Glyn Evans, former headmaster of Bishop's (1974-92) was remembered for his "loyalty and love of the school".

9 Feb 2021
Written by Roger Crisp
School News
R.I.P. Glyn Evans former HM at BWS
R.I.P. Glyn Evans former HM at BWS

Glyn Evans was the fifth headmaster of the Salisbury grammar school from 1974 until his retirement in 1992. He died after a period of poor health.

Headmaster Dr Stuart Smallwood said: "Hard on the heels of the news of the demise of Titch Bowden came the sad tidings that Glyn Evans, 5th Headmaster of Bishop's, has died after a period of poor health.

"There will now be very few members of staff at BWS who will have worked with Glyn, as he retired from his headship in 1992.

"He retained his loyalty and love of the school however, and was a regular attendee at Founder's Day until a few years ago when frailty made the journey too much of a challenge."

Dr Smallwood added: "He joined the school in 1974, at a challenging time for educational finances and with the threat of comprehensive re-organisation perennially hovering just off stage. Bishop's dwindled in size because of these existential threats, but because of Glyn's tenacity and good judgement we made it through to the 1990 centenary and beyond.

"One of Glyn's foremost abilities was the capacity to discern what would work in the long term to the benefit of the school and its students. That meant that he was able to hand over Bishop's leadership to Clive Barnett in the early 1990s with its future secured."

Dr Smallwood recalls Mr Evans popping in for a cup of tea and a chat during his visits to Salisbury.

He adds: "On every occasion I was delighted to see him; for me, as a relatively young Head, he carried with him the feeling of an earlier age of education, one that predated many of the cumbersome add-ons like league tables, value-added data, digital platforms and the like.

"He was, above all, a good and caring man who was devoted to his family and he remained very loyal to the school of which he was head for some 18 years."

{From The Salisbury Journal: https://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/19065717.tribute-former-bishop-wordsworths-headmaster-glyn-evans/]

Send your tributes to:

- the BWS Contact page: https://www.bishopwordsworths.org.uk/main-school/about-bishops/contact/

- katy.griffin@salisburyjournal.co.uk

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