THE inquest in the death of Sytchampton headteacher Helen Mann has concluded she killed herself.

Mrs Mann, 43, was found hanged at Sytchampton Endowed First School on Monday, November 5 last year.

Deputy coroner Marguerite Elcock at Worcestershire Coroner's Court said: "Mrs Mann was a dedicated and professional teacher. A lady who had extremely high expectations of herself, who felt pressure in her new role, who feared failure.

"When this pressure proved too much she took her own life on November 5 2012."

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