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Former Head Girl’s gift for the future

Sheffield Girls’ has received a generous gift in memory of former Head Girl, Jane Goodman to fund a full bursary place this September.

Jane joined Sheffield Girls’ aged 4 in 1953, representing her year group as Head Girl in Sixth Form before leaving in 1966. She was a hardworking and dedicated student, who made friends across the year group and kept in touch with them throughout her adult life.

Jane kept in close contact with her friends and the School, and was nominated by her year to be the key organiser of the year group’s 50th anniversary reunion in 2016.

After leaving school, Jane moved to London and trained at Guy’s Hospital in Dentistry, going on to be a leading figure in Paediatric Dentistry. She was one of the youngest ever paediatric dental consultants and held many roles in the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry, becoming President in 1995.

Jane sadly passed away in 2019, aged 70, after a battle with cancer. After her death, Jane’s close friends set up the The Jane Goodman Charitable Trust in order to be able to fund projects close to Jane’s heart in her memory.

Margaret McCollum, a lifelong friend, remembers Jane as: “quiet and hard working, never naughty, meticulous in every way, always elegant, winning deportment marks for our House and even managing to make our horrid new Senior School uniform look stylish!”

Jane’s legacy will live on at Sheffield Girls’ through the creation of the Jane Goodman Bursary Award. This September a student joined the school in Year 7 on a life-changing fully funded bursary in Jane’s name.

Nina Gunson, said: “Thanks to Jane’s generous legacy, we are looking forward to welcoming a new student to the school on the Jane Goodman Bursary Award. A gift like this is truly transformational and will give another girl the opportunity to immerse herself in her subjects, discover her passions and make friends for life, just as Jane did when she was at school.”

For more information about the Sheffield Girls’ Bursary Fund visit the Alumnae section on our website.

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