Monday, 3 September 2012

Haydn Davies Jones - Short Obituary

After a career in the Navy in which he was seconded to the Royal Navy Detention Quarters as Education Officer, Haydn was appointed as Commander (Deputy Head) and then Captain (Head) of Wellesley Nautical Training School, an approved school which trained boys for a career at sea. He held these posts from 1953 to 1961, and was then appointed as Lecturer in the School of Education at Newcastle University. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer and then Dean of the School, working at the University from 1961 to 1989 when he retired. He was head of a post-qualifying course for residential child care staff, which led to the University's Diploma in Advanced Educational Studies and the Central Training Council in Child Care's Senior Certificate in the Residential Child Care of Young People. This course was, together with its Bristol counterpart, highly influential in introducing new ideas and well over three hundred heads of schools and homes and other senior staff will have been on the course during his tenure. Haydn himself, following a sabbatical in continental Europe, was an early - and keen - advocate of social pedagogy long before it was piloted in the United Kingdom. Haydn died on 4 August 2012 and a memorial service will be held in Ponteland on 6 October 2012.

David Lane, Editor of Children Webmag

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