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WATSON, Joseph Ernest to Main Staff Index
born: 28-Sep-1911

joined: 11-Sep-1950 (Boys' High School)
left: around 1957

"Jewie" Watson (a nickname derived from his initials) went to Westoe Secondary School from 1923 to 1930, and then on to Armstrong College, where in 1933 he was awarded a BSc in Physics and Chemistry (with Maths and Biology as subsidiary subjects). He did a graduate teaching year, and in 1934 got his Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Teaching.

On leaving university, he took up his first teaching post at Dean Road Senior Boys' School in South Shields. In 1940, he left for six years to go on War Service, and he returned to the school in 1946. In 1950 he took up his post at the South Shields High School for Boys.

He taught Physics and Chemistry, and whenever a boy forgot his units, he would add "carrots" in red in the margin.

He stayed at the school until around 1957, but it is not recorded where he went at this point.

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