Staff at Denver School in Norfolk staff pay tribute to Outwell teacher found dead in her home
STAFF at Denver Primary School have paid tribute to a teacher from Outwell who was found dead in her home. Helen Wilde, 46, was the reception class teacher and Key Stage 1 Leader at the Norfolk school.
STAFF at a Norfolk school have paid tribute to a teacher from Fenland who was found dead in her home.
Helen Wilde, 46, from Downham Road, Outwell, was found dead on January 27 after feeling ill for about a week.
She was the reception class teacher and Key Stage 1 leader at Denver Primary School.
Today in a statement, Denver School head teacher Linda Allison said: "Everyone at Denver school is deeply shocked and saddened at the sudden loss of Helen Wilde.
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"Helen was a much loved teacher and a valued member of staff who had previously also worked at Clackclose Primary School.
"Helen will be remembered for her easy sense of humour and gentle nature. Most of all, though, she will remembered for her dedication to the children in her care and her ability to bring out the best in them.
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"In the words of one parent the children "absolutely adored her'.
"We are all thinking of her family and friends at this very sad time."
Helen's funeral will take place at 10am on Wednesday February 17 at Our Lady and St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Wisbech.
Helen's family lives in the Wisbech area.
• An inquest into Helen's death was opened by Greater Norfolk coroner William Armstrong on Monday. It heard that the married woman, who was separated from her husband, had been feeling ill for about a week.
A post mortem examination was carried out, but a cause of death has not yet been established.
Further tests were being carried out, but there were no suspicious circumstances and the inquest was adjourned.
• You can pay tribute to Helen by clicking here.