Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, pays tribute to the Queen following the announcement of her death.
“The Queen’s dedication to public service has been an inspiration to children and adults alike over the past 70 years. We are deeply saddened by her death. She will be hugely missed by the nation, including all those in the world of education where many people will have fond memories of jubilee and other royal events during her reign. Through her dignity and unswerving sense of duty the Queen has set an extraordinary example to us all, and she has been a reassuring presence through many turbulent times. We pay tribute to her and we send our deepest sympathies to her family.”