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Stabbed Leeds Teacher: Minute's Silence Held
Head teachers have held a minute's silence in memory of Ann Maguire who was fatally stabbed at a Leeds school earlier this week.
The tribute was staged at the start of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) annual conference in Birmingham.
Around 300 delegates stood and bowed their heads for the minute's silence and applauded at the end.
Outgoing NAHT president Bernadette Hunter described Mrs Maguire as a "dedicated, inspirational and caring teacher who was loved by so many".
Meanwhile, a book of condolence has been opened at the Cathedral in Leeds for people to sign.
And prayers will be said for Mrs Maguire and her family in every church covered by the Diocese of Leeds.
In a letter to the churches, the diocese administrator Monsignor John Wilson wrote: "Foremost our thoughts and prayers are for Ann and her family, and for the college and local community. It is in the strength of prayer that we stand united in faith."
The 61-year-old was fatally stabbed as she taught a lesson at Corpus Christi Catholic College on Monday morning.
The Spanish teacher, who had worked at the school for more than 40 years, was due to retire in September.
A 15-year-old boy accused of murdering Mrs Maguire has been remanded in custody with a provisional trial date fixed for November 3.