The loss of a valued colleague

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of a valued colleague from our Education and Children’s Services team.

Debbie Moir, who served with distinction as Head Teacher of Hanover Street School and most recently as a Quality Improvement Officer after being seconded to that role last year, had been receiving treatment for cancer and we have been informed of her death this week.

Our thoughts are with Debbie’s family and on behalf of all at the Council I am sending my deepest sympathies to them, offering the support you would expect at this difficult time.

My condolences also go to all who knew Debbie – not only as a knowledgeable and committed colleague and teacher but as a friend. The loss has been felt throughout the education services and beyond.

Debbie’s contribution to education in the city will not be forgotten and those who worked closely with her have fond memories of a very caring person who put children at the centre of everything she did, determined to ensure the best outcomes for young people. An infectious laugh, quick wit and ability to put others at ease were just some of the many other qualities which shone through and which will be greatly missed.