• The Fountains Federation

Important Notice for all parents

Dear Parent/Carer

We are sorry to inform you that our dear friend and colleague Hannah Arnold has very sadly died.

She was an exceptional human being and an inspirational teacher. We will all miss her very, very much and our sympathies are with her family and friends at this very difficult time.

No one wants to see children sad, but we are very aware that information and emotional support are the best means of helping children deal with bereavement. We know you as parents will also be saddened by this news.

You may find your child has questions to ask which we will answer in school in a way appropriate to their level of understanding, but if you feel you would like more support and advice yourself, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

You may also find some very useful advice and resources online at www.childbereavement.org.uk .

We are sorry to be the bearer of such sad news, but we appreciate an occurrence like this impacts the whole school community. We are grateful for the thriving partnership we have with parents and trust that we, together, will be able to guide and support the children through what may be, for many, a very new and difficult experience.

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Gilraine - Executive Headteacher

Mrs J Percy - Head of Fountains High School