"Pa" Petty's secondary education started in January, 1894, at the Eton
House School, a private school in Hull, following which he gained his BA in Latin,
Greek, English and Philosophy at London University in 1907.
He took his first teaching job at the Penistone Grammar School from January
1909 to April 1910. He later taught at King's School, Pontefract (Sept 1912
- July 1914), Goole Secondary School (Sept 1914 - Nov 1914), Moulton Grammar
School, Spalding (May 1920 - Jul 1923) at which point he joined the South Shields
High School in September, 1923, transferring to Harton in 1936.
He apparently gained a second degree (a BSc in Physics and Mathematics) from Manchester,
in 1921, and he also went to Owen's College, Manchester from 1910 to 1912 (1921
was the end date, but that is crossed out). He attended Manchester University's
Education Department from 1911-1912, gained a Diploma from Manchester University
in 1921, as well as his Board of Education Certificate in 1921. The dates here are
inconsistent with the other dates in his school records, and I suspect that the "1921"
should have read "1912" throughout.
"Pa" Petty (sometimes known as "Jimmy Dooty") took semi-retirement
in August, 1947, when he joined the Girls' High School as a part-time teacher.