School pays tribute to dedicated teacher

Published 22nd September 2017

Heather Grainger

Tributes have been paid to a West Bromwich teacher who sadly passed away during the summer holidays following a short illness.

Moorlands Primary school teacher, Heather Grainger, 58, had worked at the school for 19 years. Firstly as class teacher then became an experienced and respected Special Needs Leader.

Before then Heather trained as a nurse.

Heather was not only a dedicated teacher, she gave her spare time to her daughter, son and three grand children. She was an avid reader and enjoyed watching the many reality programmes and soaps.

The school plans to honour Heather’s memory by creating a permanent tribute to her later this year.

Colleague, Kerry Homer paid tribute to Heather. She said:  "Heather would do anything for anyone. She was inspirational to pupils, liked and loved by those who had the pleasure of being taught by her or worked alongside her. She has left a big hole at Moorlands and it has been a honour to know and work with Heather."

Kate Roberts, headteacher at Moorlands Primary said: “We were very saddened by the news that Heather had passed away and our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time. Heather is a great loss to our team of staff and the pupils at Moorlands Primary.

 "We have offered children, staff and parents counselling and support should they need it. We hope to make a fitting tribute to Heather within the school grounds later on in the year.”