Tributes have been paid to an assistant headteacher after she suddenly died.
Cheran Brach, 34, was described as a “beloved friend, colleague and outstanding teacher” following her shock death on Friday.
She had been assistant headteacher and DT & art coordinator at Hydesville Tower School, in Walsall, West Mids.
Stunned colleagues said they would support devastated students as much as possible after confirming the tragic news in a Facebook post.
They wrote: “It is with great sorrow and regret that we write this post.
“The devastating news about the sad loss of Miss Brach, our beloved friend, colleague, friend and teacher came as a great shock to us all.
“Miss Brach was an outstanding teacher who was much loved by her pupils and we will miss the sense of fun and inspiration that she brought to her teaching.
“Over the next few days and coming weeks our children will no doubt experience a range of emotions.
“We would like to reassure you that as a school we will provide support to enable them to deal with this loss.
“We have been so proud of all of our pupils this week, who have dealt with the news in a mature and compassionate manner.
“We have all spent time sharing prayers, feelings and memories of Miss Brach, and we’ve all supported each other during this sad time.
“A book of condolence has been set up in the school foyer, and children and families are invited to leave their messages if they so wish.”
Residents and heartbroken former pupils took to Facebook to express their sorrow at the news.
Angela Cooke wrote: “So sorry to hear this sad news, condolences to her family and friends.”
While Kerryanne Tonks added: “My heart goes out to Miss Brach’s family during this incredibly sad time.
“She will be thoroughly missed and the children will treasure the memories they have of her always.”
Zara Rehman also paid tribute to the ‘outstanding’ teacher and said: “Such a beautiful soul- prayers and condolences to the family.
“A wonderful teacher that will be greatly missed.”
Jaspinder Bhandal Gill said: “So sad she was such a lovely young lady all her pupils loved her she will be missed.”
And Rita Patel wrote: “She was a lovely teacher and my contact lens patient, will be missed dearly by Kylan. RIP Miss Brach.”
Her funeral will take place at Sandwell Crematorium in West Bromwich, West Mids., on January 9.