by Tim Lezard The NASUWT has called for all possible steps to be taken to protect staff and pupils in schools after Will Cornick was sentenced to life imprisonment for the killing of teacher Ann Maguire. Sixty-one-year-old Ann Maguire was stabbed to de …

Mirror Ann Maguireby Tim Lezard

The NASUWT has called for all possible steps to be taken to protect staff and pupils in schools after Will Cornick was sentenced to life imprisonment for the killing of teacher Ann Maguire.

Sixty-one-year-old Ann Maguire was stabbed to death in her classroom at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds in April.

Commenting on the outcome of the trial, NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates said: “Thankfully Ann’s family have been spared the anguish of a lengthy trial but nevertheless this will have been a tremendous ordeal for them and our thoughts are with them all.

 

“Nothing, not even today’s sentencing, can alter the devastating, lasting impact Ann’s death has had on her family, friends and the school community in which she taught.

 

“Fortunately such terrible events are extremely rare in our schools but they nevertheless underline the importance of ensuring that all possible steps are taken to seek to safeguard the safety of staff and pupils, including rigorous monitoring and risk assessment of pupils whose behaviour gives cause for concern.”


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