Britain’s first female black headteacher

In 1969 Yvonne Conolly became Britain’s first female black headteacher.

Arriving from Jamaica in the early 60s she had worked her way up the teaching profession.

When she was made headmistress of a London primary school she received racist abuse from some people but refused to let them define her relationship with the children she taught.

First Published 30.01.19:


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One thought on “Britain’s first female black headteacher

  • 30th January 2019 at 7:14 pm

    The first black headteacher I believe was Dr. Beryl Gilroy


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