MATHS teacher Pat Dignan is looking forward to the aftermath(s) of teaching.

She has just retired after 37 years teaching at Greenhead College.

But her connections to Greenhead equals much more – she was a student there too.

In total, Pat’s been connected to the college for more than 50 years.

Pat said: “I feel really lucky to have been at Greenhead. I’ve loved working in such a special place with such supportive colleagues.

“The students are a joy to teach, it’s been a pleasure to have taught so many young people from my home town at what was Huddersfield High School, Huddersfield Technical College as well as Greenhead.”

Pat was a pupil at Greenhead High School for Girls and got a job as a maths teacher there in 1974. She became head of maths in 1987 and under her steerage led many former students to secure Oxbridge places.

She was also integral to the college’s hockey success and she is a committee member of the Old Greenheadians Association, which brings former pupils together.

David Craven, current head of maths, said: “Pat has been a wonderful asset to the college in general and the maths department in particular. Her dedication to her job and endless patients with students over the years has been an inspiration to us all.

“She will be sorely missed”.