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  • 30 April 2014, 5:56

Ann Maguire: Memories Of A Much-Loved Teacher

Ann Maguire was a teacher loved by generations of pupils at Corpus Christi Catholic College.

In working at the school for 40 years she saw pupils grow up and become parents themselves.

Julie Langton, 42, was delighted when she found out Mrs Maguire was still teaching when her daughter and son joined the school.

She told Sky News: "You knew that she had the best interests at heart of any child that went to school.

"I was really pleased when I knew that my kids were going to get taught by her, that she'd make them better.

"There's teachers that come and go and there's other teachers that do make that impression.

"She was one that obviously stuck in my mind."

Mrs Langton says when she was a pupil in the 1980s, Mrs Maguire's husband Donald also worked at the school.

"Mr Maguire was an extremely funny maths teacher. He was lovely as well.

"He was one that used to have a good sense of humour, but I must admit that Mrs Maguire was one that came across with the warmth.

"She was a bit of a mother figure."

Mrs Langton has shown her daughter Tamzin, 14, and son Austin, 12, a photograph she has kept of her favourite teacher from her time at school.

Tamzin told Sky News the death of a much-loved teacher has shocked pupils.

"We're still expecting her to walk down the corridor, opening doors, saying good morning to everyone.

"We've grown to love her and she's been this role model for everyone. Even teachers, teachers really adore her. She was amazing."

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