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PGS Governor, Margaret Scott, Steps Down After 22 Years

Long-standing Governor, Margaret Scott, steps down early next year. We asked Margaret to sum up her PGS journey with us...
Margaret Scott
Margaret Scott

Margaret has been a Governor at PGS for 22 years after joining in March 1999. Her connection to PGS was through the NHS as she was Chair of the NHS Trust in Portsmouth and was asked to be Governor by David Bawtree. Both of her children John (OP 2004) and Euan (OP 2007) attended PGS and stayed until the end of the Sixth Form. A favourite anecdote of Margaret's is her children pretending not to see their mum on her visits to the school! 

As well as stepping down as a Governor at PGS, Margaret's role in the NHS finishes next year. She plans to retire and spend time focusing on her garden and golf! She will continue her work as a Trustee at Petersfield Counselling Service - an interesting and valuable local service providing local people with counselling. 

Margaret reflected on her time at PGS with us...

What have been your most memorable moments?

There have been so many, but highlights include, the Ithaka Prize ceremonies, Duke of Edinburgh awards, concerts and carols in Portsmouth Cathedral, Junior School nativity plays and Sixth Form Leavers services, where I would always be sure to have a box of tissues to hand. I will also never forget the amazing, and beautifully presented, afternoon teas at Hilsea.

What are your hopes for the school?

That it remains a friendly, vibrant and well-run school. I have been lucky to work with three successful Heads in my time – Tim Hands, James Priory and Anne Cotton. It has also been rewarding to work with impressive members of the Senior Management Team and see many go on to become Heads of their own schools.


Everyone at PGS thanks Margaret Scott for her amazing service to the school and wishes her the very best on her next, hopefully relaxing adventure. Thank you Margaret!

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