I don't normally contribute to our 'obit' threads as they're usually about 'celebrities' about whom I either know nothing or else know only what has been filtered through the media.
I guess that would also apply to Ann Maguire but at least what has been broadcast is from 'real people' with no axe to grind and no-one to impress.
What does impress me is that she seems to have been a very ordinary lady who led a very ordinary life extraordinarily well and, in doing so, made other lives better.
The two quotes that linger, both from past pupils, are:
1. The lad who said he was no good at Spanish but she still made him feel an important part of the class.
2. The lad who wrote simply 'RIP Mrs Maguire. I've stopped winging it now.'
A life well-lived. May she rest in peace.
“There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken