Losing Your Head

This seems so familiar… along the lines of how I felt after Mary’s death. Sounds like you were a wonderful guy, Kevin. Rest in peace.

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 A tribute to my friend, colleague and Headteacher of Hendon School, who died on Sunday


There are cards and flowers and a very small glass angel outside Hendon School today. Amongst them, there’s one from a student, who has kindly given me his permission to share it. It was a card he meant to give Kevin before the end of term. It reads as follows:


Dear Mr McKellar (Kevin),

I wanted to take a moment to formally thank you for everything you have done for me throughout my time at Hendon. It is rare to find a Head Teacher that shows such enthusiasm to help his students and change people’s lives. I could not have  made it to where I am without your help, you have encouraged me in ways you cannot imagine by supporting, believing and giving me a chance to follow my dreams. Thus, because of…

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