Farewell to Sr Josephine

16th July 2008. Sr Josephine Goggin, Headteacher of Our Lady Immaculate Primary School after 8 years of being at the school, retires.

Sr Jo became headteacher of the school in the year 2000 and it was her third headship having worked at St Anne’s in Lambeth and then at a school in Frome in Somerset where she moved to complete her secondary education and teacher training.

In 2007, and after weeks of nominations and wading through piles of paintings, drawings, letters and emails, Sr Jo was selected as Kingston’s best headteacher. The Kingston Guardian interviewed Tim Sheehan, deputy head teacher at Our Lady Immaculate, who said: “Sister Josephine thoroughly deserves this award in recognition of all the hard work that she has done in the time she has been headteacher. There have been a number of improvements especially in the physical environment of the school. She always has the best interests of the children in mind and has been keen to develop the quality of teaching and learning throughout the school.” Sr Jo told the Guardian “The past seven years have been a source of real professional and personal satisfaction. I think I always wanted to teach primary because the children are so much more enthusiastic.”