|Monday 9th December 2013
Dear Parents/Carers and School Community,
It is with much sadness and a heavy heart that we write to you today.
As you know Mr Bradbury has been in hospital for some time and was transferred to St Francis Hospice on Saturday morning (the delay in his transfer was due to a shortage of beds). Sadly, Mr Bradbury passed away shortly after his arrival at the hospice. Mrs Bradbury (Trevor’s Mum) asked us to make people aware of how grateful she truly was for all the cards, letters and well wishes that were sent to Mr Bradbury during this time and how they have meant so much to her, Trevor and the family.
This is a terribly sad time for us all. As we are sure you appreciate it is important that we, as a school, allow the family their private time together and follow their wishes exactly. The Governing Body and Senior Leadership Team know how much the staff, some of whom have worked closely with Mr Bradbury for over 20 years, pupils and parents will want to honour Mr Bradbury and pay their respects to him. As soon as we have details of the future plans we will be in touch with you again.
It is planned to gather the pupils together on Tuesday in their classes where staff will explain to them what has happened in an age appropriate environment. However, we wanted to allow you the time, as parents, to talk to your children about this. We are currently taking specialist advice on the best way to deal with our grief collectively and will have staff on hand to talk to you and your children individually should you so wish.
Brady always has been and will always be a community school, a school which Mr Bradbury was immensely proud of. We are sure that you will join with us in supporting each other during this sad and difficult time. Currently there are no plans to alter the timings of any Christmas events.
Jane Knight and Mrs C. Zaayman
Chair of Governors and Acting Head Teacher