Farewell to caring teacher
BEECH Hall School pupils have paid tribute to an ‘inspirational’ teacher whose ‘commitment and dedication’ to the school and its pupils went ‘above and beyond’.
Year 11 pupils paid their respects to Richard Davis, 59, who died on Thursday, March 21.
In a Facebook post they described Mr Davis – who taught history, RE and modern foreign language – as ‘influential, charismatic and caring’ and ‘always there to listen to any problem’, whether that problem was in or outside of school’.
He had a ‘hilarious, dry sense of humour’, pupils added, and ‘never failed’ to make them laugh.
They added in the tribute: “He will be greatly missed by all and each and every one of his pupils will work hard and do him proud in our upcoming GCSE exams.
“His legacy will continue to inspire us through this difficult time.
“Rest in peace Sir, gone but never forgotten.”
Mr Davis’ funeral was held on Thursday, March 31, at Macclesfield Crematorium.
The school is now planning a memorial service, which it hopes to hold next month.
Beech Hall headteacher, James Allen, said: “Richard was an outstanding teacher who was respected and loved by pupils, parents and colleagues.
“I’m very proud of the way in which the school community has rallied together and supported one another.
“I’m looking forward to working with pupils and my colleagues to put together a fitting tribute to Richard on May 6, at 2.30pm at St Peter’s Church in Prestbury.”