Teacher Dies After Broken Leg In Classroom

Teacher Dies After Broken Leg In Classroom

A teacher has died after falling and breaking her leg while putting up a classroom display.

Lynsey Haycock, 41, a mother of two, was reportedly preparing the room for the return of her pupils at Forge Valley School in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, when she fell.

She was taken to hospital but suffered complications and died the day after the accident last week.

Headteacher Dale Barrowclough said: “Mrs Haycock was a much-loved and respected teacher whose dedication and hard work helped improve the life chances of all the pupils who were fortunate to have her as a teacher.

“We all came to know Mrs Haycock as a very warm-hearted person with a great sense of humour. Not only was she treasured by staff she was much loved by the pupils at Forge Valley.

“As a community we are devastated by this tragic death and our thoughts are with Mrs Haycock’s family and friends during this very difficult time.”

A book of condolences is being opened at the school, an academy for 11 to 18-year-olds, and tributes have also been paid on Facebook by pupils and colleagues.

Helen Stokes wrote: “RIP Lynsey. Worked with her at a previous school. Much love to her family and friends.”

Kirsty Elizabeth Perry said: “RIP Lynsey (Miss Arnott as I knew her). My deepest sympathies to her family.”

Adele Logan also said she had worked with Mrs Haycock.

Ms Logan wrote: “Dreadful news, worked with her at Horizon. RIP, thoughts with her husband and children.”

Aneela Shah added: “RIP, gone too soon, was a true professional and lovely woman.”