The head teacher of a Gloucester academy has said it is in shock following the sudden death of a much-loved teacher who taught there for almost 30 years.
Carmel Jones, who died following a fall at her home, had worked at Chosen Hill School for 29 years as a senior leader and a member of the PE faculty.
Headteacher Sue Turner said: “As a school community this has come as a terrible shock. We wish to pass on our sincerest and deepest condolences to Carmel’s friends and family.”
A message from the school’s Head Boy and Girl Team was issued on the school website.
“The passing of Mrs Jones has understandably sent shockwaves through the entire school. She was a lady with all the attributes you could possibly ask for in a teacher and a person, however, one shone through, her passion. Chosen Hill was in her bones.
“If there is any comfort we take, it has to be that she absolutely loved her life and that never changed as long as Chosen Hill was part of it. We’d like to take this moment to give our gratitude to Mrs Jones along with our condolences to all family and friends.
“We ask you to continue to take motivation from such an incredible lady that will forever be in our hearts. We are left in the safe hands of Mr Warren and Mrs Jones, two legends that will forever live on inside the grounds of our school. Simply the best.”
In June this year thousands of tributes poured in for popular and devoted teacher Gareth Warren after he lost his battle with cancer.
Gareth was a history and PE teacher at Chosen Hill School for 37 years.