Farewell to Miss Marsh as she completes 32 years of teaching
The end of this academic year will see Teacher of Religious Studies, Miss Jo Marsh completing 32 years of teaching at The Alice Ottley School and RGS Worcester.
During her career, Miss Marsh has delivered over 20,000 lessons since joining The Alice Ottley School (AOS) in 1989 which merged with RGS Worcester in 2007. She has taken change in her stride and her approach to learning is to engage with her pupils, to develop critical thinking across Religious Studies topics and to innovate with fun techniques that embed knowledge.
Miss Marsh has been a ‘go-to’ Year Seven form tutor who has that unquantifiable quality that children respond to instinctively. Pupil testimonials bear witness to her kindness, her ability to listen, to care, to offer advice and to always, no matter her other responsibilities, make time for the pupils.
Alongside teaching and pastoral care, Miss Marsh has also contributed to many areas of Enrichment for pupils including: being a Duke of Edinburgh leader, creating and running the Hockey Club at AOS, working backstage at nearly all Drama productions, singing in the School choir, running the Gardening Club as well as holding the title of ‘the most sponged teacher at RGS’ during school fundraising activities.
Miss Marsh was shortlisted for the TES (Times Educational Supplement) Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 for her incredible dedication to the School. She is one of those truly exceptional individuals that schools are occasionally fortunate enough to have on their staff. We thank her for her immense contribution across so many facets of RGS school life and wish her the very best for the future.
Headmaster, John Pitt said: “I would like to thank the incredible Joanna Marsh for all that she has given to this School. She has encouraged so many pupils to be the best they can be and she is an inspiration to us all.”