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Online book of condolence launched after tragic Covid-19 death of teacher

Article date - 12 February 2021

An online book of condolence has been launched after the tragic death of long-serving special needs teacher Janet Jackson, who sadly died battling Covid-19 on Sunday 7 February, aged 63.
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Mrs Jackson (pictured with her daughter) made a huge contribution to the lives of some of St Helens Borough’s most vulnerable SEND children and their families, working in education for three decades, over half of that at Penkford School.

Penkford head teacher, Anne Kyle said:

“Janet will be greatly missed by her Penkford family, and our thoughts are with her husband and children at this very sad time. Staff, pupils and their families have been deeply affected by her passing, and we are working to ensure that bereavement support is available to all who need it. 

“When the time is right we will be looking at a permanent way to honour Mrs Jackson and her immeasurable contribution to the school and the many colleagues and vulnerable young people on whom she had a profoundly positive impact.” 

Visitors to the online Book of Condolence can upload messages, photos, poems or memories to commemorate Janet's life.

Please note that this wall is public and once approved your posts will be seen by anyone who visits.

Visit and contribute to the book at https://padlet.com/StHelensCouncil/janetjackson.