NASUWT commnets on tragic death of teacher at Leeds school

Responding to the death of teacher Anne Maguire at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds today, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, said:

“It is almost impossible to put into words the shock and distress that this tragic event has had, not only on the school community, but right across the teaching profession.

“Our thoughts are with Anne Maguire’s family and with the staff, pupils and whole college community at Corpus Christi Catholic College.

“Anne’s family and the school community need everyone’s support at this time while they come to terms with this devastating event.

“Occurrences such as this are extremely rare, but this is cold comfort to families who have lost a loved one, staff who have lost a friend and colleague and pupils who have lost a dedicated teacher.

“Clearly, at the appropriate time, all of the circumstances of how this tragedy unfolded will need to be examined, but the priority now must be to support all of those who have suffered this tragic loss.

“The NASUWT has contacted our members at the school and the headteacher to offer whatever support they and the college community need.”


Lena Davies
Press and Media Officer
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