Bryn Haworth, headmaster

Bryn Haworth
Bryn Haworth
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Bryn Haworth, who has died at 90, was a long-serving headmaster who oversaw the education of thousands of pupils spanning three decades.

Originally from Huddersfield, he trained in London and took teaching jobs at schools in Yorkshire and the West Midlands before being offered the headmastership at Pontefract Boys’ Secondary Modern, which eventually became Carleton High School. He remained in charge there from 1969 to 1986.

During his time there, he started an exchange programme with schools in the United States, a move was unheard of in the early 1970s. An excellent athlete during his younger years, he was always keen for students to participate in outdoor activities, and was a dedicated member of the Rotary Club and a member of Pontefract Golf Club.

His daughter Caroline noted: “He always went that extra mile for people, but he was a disciplinarian. He would always wear his scholar’s gown so he was given the nickname ‘Batman’ by the pupils, which always made us laugh. He was an absolute gentleman, polite, civic and courteous.”

He is survived by his wife, Doreen, their three daughters Caroline, Sally and Virginia and his six grandchildren.