Vale Ms Elizabeth Britten

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2023

It is with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Ms Elizabeth Britten who was Shelford Principal from 1980 to 1991. Ms Britten passed aged 86 on November 18 in Coleraine where she was living in retirement. When Ms Britten took the position of Principal she described inheriting Shelford and its environment as “one in which boundaries had been very clearly laid out and strongly enforced”. Ms Britten was known for her collaborative leadership, as she described in an interview, "Every time we measure people, there is always someone on the top of the pile and always someone on the bottom. If one person is on the bottom too often, they tend to lose their self-respect, and this in turn damages their ability to learn. So, I always encourage people to work together and share their ability and their knowledge so that all can grow in a positive environment." Vale Ms Britten.