Roy Billington (1944-45) says
"I was at the school for the 2 years from January 1944 to December 1945.
The normal school leaving age at that time was 14 and I started at the Tech 6 months before my 14th birthday when I would have left the elementary school and so the 2 years at the
Tech was an additional 18 months of education
On the web site you mention Mr Potts was Maths - he did not arrive/return until 1946 after I left, Mr Taylor (not Geography) was Maths, Mr Potts became Head after "Collo".
Mrs Tucker I feel sure arrived early in 1945.
At the age of 77 I can still recite most of the names of the boys in my year, it was the practice at each register-call starting with me, the earliest letter,
Here goes :- Billington, Bowyer, Chadwick, Colclough, Cooper, Cooper, Davies, Deakin, Downing, Edge, Farr, Garside, Hargreaves, Heath, Jarvis, Lambert, Llewellyn, Lowe, Nut,
Scragg, Scrace, Scriven, Smith, Tweedy, Wedgewood, Wood, Yates.
During 1945 I was a member of 236 A.T.C. Cadets, however "Collo" sacked me for not attending an important Sunday parade in Burslem. I couldn't tell him that the reason was an older
cousin, who occasionally let me put my hands inside her bra, had invited me to go to Trentham, expenses paid, I knew what that meant.
I spent my National Service in the R.A.F. (S.A.C. Radar Mechanic)."
Roy Billington in 1945