It is with enormous sadness that I have to inform you that Bernadette Smith, our wonderful former Y2 teacher, died last night. As you may be aware, Mrs Smith had been suffering from motor neurone disease and sadly she passed away peacefully in hospital. Mrs Smith was a huge part of our school community, having worked at St Bede’s for many years, and she was also a cherished member of our parish. I am sure that both parents and pupils will have extremely fond memories of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all her family and friends.