J L Whinstanley – Herbert Morrison’s first principal
An educator par excellence
When he was selected to be the first principal of Herbert Morrison Comprehensive High, James Lloyd Whinstanley took on the challenge with great gusto. At the time, the impassioned educator had amassed many years of experience and methodically began to revolutionise the educational landscape of St James. He was resolute in his quest to offer the highest quality education to the students entrusted into his care. So, upon taking up office, he immediately began to put plans in place to achieve that goal.
Fast-forward 40 years later and James Lloyd Whinstanley is being hailed as a visionary, a revered educator whose ingenuity and dedication created a path of excellence for those who follow him to tread. The success that the school now enjoys has its genesis anchored in Whinstanley’s toil and serves as a testament of his hard work.
Whinstanley served the institution for 23 years and retired in 1999. On this our 40th anniversary, we salute James Lloyd Whinstanley, an educator par excellence, a quintessential father who ensured that his children’s hunger for knowledge was always satiated.
Metalwork teacher (second left) and students.