A well-loved headteacher has died just two months after he was diagnosed with having two brain tumours.
Tributes have flooded in for Neil Tuttiett, who passed away aged just 59.
Pupils, parents and staff at St Andrew’s CofE Primary School in Congresbury were told at the start of the term that Mr Tuttiett had been “seriously ill” after the tumours were discovered.
He died on September 10, just days after the start of the term. Last Friday, children created and flew kites in his memory.
Loved ones said their final goodbyes at a moving funeral service on Monday. The school remained closed yesterday so staff and families could make their way to a service of remembrance at St Andrew’s Church in the afternoon.
Mr Tuttiett, who devoted his life to teaching the next generation, had been headteacher at St Andrew’s since 2005.
Prior to that, he had led Four Acres