Tributes to headteacher who was heart of school

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘DEDICATED’ TO SCHOOL: Janet Wheeldon, who has died aged 62. ‘DEDICATED’ TO SCHOOL: Janet Wheeldon, who has died aged 62.

A RETIRED headteacher who was the “heart” of her Kidderminster school has died.

Janet Wheeldon, who was head at Offmore Primary School for 13 years, died in hospital on February 17 following a short illness. She was 62.

Mrs Wheeldon joined the Offmore First School, which became a primary following the Wyre Forest education shake-up in 2007, as headteacher in 1997 before retiring in 2010, months before the school was rebuilt to cater for greater pupil numbers.

A statement issued by the school said: “Mrs Wheeldon was dedicated to her role as head - teacher and the welfare of those in her care. She went out of her way to know every child and showed them on a daily basis that they were important.

“Her overriding wish was that the children in her school felt happy and safe at Offmore and were encouraged to do their best and achieve their goals.

“She retired in July, 2010 but always continued to take an interest in the school and its former pupils.”

The statement added: “From 1997 to 2010 she was the heart of Offmore and will be forever remembered in this way.”

Mrs Wheeldon’s funeral will be held at St George’s Church, Kidderminster tomorrow at 1.45pm.

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12:31pm Thu 27 Feb 14

lorrainekuk says...

She will be fondly remembered by many children and parents. All our thoughts are with her family at this sad time RIP Mrs Wheeldon.
She will be fondly remembered by many children and parents. All our thoughts are with her family at this sad time RIP Mrs Wheeldon. lorrainekuk

12:40pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Shibdrift says...

So sad, such a lovely lady. Our thoughts go with her family.
So sad, such a lovely lady. Our thoughts go with her family. Shibdrift

1:06pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Driving Instructor says...

Very very sad news, Janet was known by a huge ammount of people in and out of the school, every body I knew who had dealings with her never had a cross word with her.
Janet Wheeldon, will always be remembered by me and my family for allowing my son to have his wedding reception in the school,
She will always be a very hard act to follow in her Proffesion, In our line of work we come across allsorts of 'HeadTeachers'.
R. I.P. Janet you are a GEM.

Mike
Luxury Travel Group
Very very sad news, Janet was known by a huge ammount of people in and out of the school, every body I knew who had dealings with her never had a cross word with her. Janet Wheeldon, will always be remembered by me and my family for allowing my son to have his wedding reception in the school, She will always be a very hard act to follow in her Proffesion, In our line of work we come across allsorts of 'HeadTeachers'. R. I.P. Janet you are a GEM. Mike Luxury Travel Group Driving Instructor

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