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Harry Tomlinson

SHA lost a long-time friend, supporter and member in October, with the death of Harry Tomlinson.

Harry was a member of SHA Council from 1986-1994. He was on the education committee and served as honorary treasurer from 1990-1993.

His incisive mind meant that he played an important part in the association throughout this period, pushing forward the boundaries of SHA thinking on many occasions. He was an early advocate of performance-related pay for teachers, on which he wrote one of his many books.

His written output increased after he retired as principal at Margaret Danyers College in Cheshire and became a senior academic at Leeds Metropolitan University. He continued to work with SHA throughout this period on LPSH and other training courses.

John Dunford said: "Harry was a gentle man with a lovely, quiet sense of humour. He will be missed."

Ted Wragg

SHA, along with the rest of the education community, mourned the death on 10 November of Ted Wragg. He will be remembered especially for his bitingly witty columns in the TES, which brightened many a dark Friday.

He was also a brilliant academic, first class speaker and, above all, a wonderful teacher. It was this love of the art and science of teaching that helped him to cut through the political agenda of so many policies and to get to the heart the job of education.

His speech at SHA's 25th anniversary dinner was a memorable run though 25 years of education policy and a dozen secretaries of state, not forgetting, of course, several chief inspectors.

John Dunford said: "SHA has lost a good friend and the education service has lost one of its greatest champions."

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