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Councillor pays tribute to dedicated school teacher

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Dudley Council’s cabinet member for children’s services has paid tribute to a dedicated Quarry Bank school teacher, who has sadly died after contracting Covid-19.

Councillor Ruth Buttery has sent her heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the Family of Kate Fox, who was a teacher at Thorns Colligate Academy for over 20 years.

The school’s head teacher wrote to pupils and staff at the school yesterday, confirming the sad news that she passed away in hospital.

Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children’s services, said:

I would like to offer my most heartfelt and sincere sympathies to Kate’s family and friends at this very sad time.
My thoughts are also with the Dudley borough school community, who today mourn the loss of a loved and respected teacher who was dedicated to her school and pupils.
Dudley borough is blessed with a dedicated workforce and people from across the borough are playing their part in the fight against this virus. I want to thank the food workers, teachers, doctors, nurses, NHS staff, care staff, volunteers and many others who are playing their part.
Dudley Council is working with partners to do all we can to fight this virus and keep our residents safe and I want to remind everyone to stay at home as much as possible to help protect the people of our community and reduce the pressure on our NHS.

People can find information and advice as well as information on how access support and council services during the crisis at

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