Tributes paid to former Archbishop Holgate’s teacher Carole Haigh

THE head teacher of a York secondary school has paid tribute to a “wonderful colleague, friend and leader” who has died after a long illness.

Carole Haigh, a former head of modern foreign languages and head of Year Seven at Archbishop Holgate’s CE School, retired last year after 18 years at the school.

Head teacher Andrew Daly said many students and parents would remember her as she welcomed new starters to the school.

He said: “She was a brilliant Head of Year Seven: firm and fair in all her dealings with children and always doing everything in her power to enable students to succeed.

“As a German teacher, she has inspired many students over the years, primarily through her outstanding teaching but also through her organisation of really enjoyable school visits to France and Germany.

“As a community, we will miss her humour, her kindness and her deep and genuine care for others. She was a wonderful colleague, friend and leader.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband, her children and her family at this very difficult time.”

He said a service had been held in the chapel for Mrs Haigh, which had been very well attended by both staff and students.

Mrs Haigh was said by her family to have been a dearly loved and devoted wife and mother, who was born in 1952 and died peacefully at home, with family members beside her.

Her funeral will take place at York Crematorium at 2.20pm on Thursday, with mourners asked not to bring flowers but make donations instead to Cancer Care Charitable Trust Fund at York Hospital’s Cancer Centre.

Comments (4)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:56am Tue 20 Nov 12

Mister Sheen says...

God bless you Carole, love. Safe journey. Xx Rw
God bless you Carole, love. Safe journey. Xx Rw Mister Sheen

1:31pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Chrido81 says...

I used to hate getting lines from Mrs Haigh, she had the patience to sit there until everyone had finished - however long that took. She was pretty strict at times, but as the article said, she was fair.

I also remember she used to drive an ancient Ford Cortina which was pretty beat up. None of that trusting the safety of a new car to us misbehaving scrotes!

Rest in peace Mrs Haigh.
I used to hate getting lines from Mrs Haigh, she had the patience to sit there until everyone had finished - however long that took. She was pretty strict at times, but as the article said, she was fair. I also remember she used to drive an ancient Ford Cortina which was pretty beat up. None of that trusting the safety of a new car to us misbehaving scrotes! Rest in peace Mrs Haigh. Chrido81

5:18pm Tue 20 Nov 12

R'Marcus says...

May she rest in peace.
May she rest in peace. R'Marcus

4:07pm Thu 22 Nov 12

andrew2548 says...

Mrs Haigh taught me GCSE German from 1996-2001. She was the most
wonderfully enthusiastic woman. She was truly committed with her students
and with her work. I recall distinctively, on the day of the GSCE speaking exam, when my nerves were so hightened that I was swamped in panic and refusing to go to the school for the exam. My parents had telephoned the school and to our surprise Mrs Haigh had actually waited at the reception for my arrival. When I arrived (in tears & with a face resembling a red traffic light) she spoke to me like a friend and insisted that I was capable of passing the
exam. 10 minutes later and I had completed the exam. A month later and I received my pass certificate. I passed because of Mrs Haigh, and this is just one of many examples of the warmth and kindness she bestowed onto every student in the school. Mrs Haigh will be dearly missed and I feel sure that I can
speak for others in saying that she helped us to develop into adults with warm hearts and sound diligence. Forever in our thoughts Mrs Haigh, A.S xoxo
Mrs Haigh taught me GCSE German from 1996-2001. She was the most wonderfully enthusiastic woman. She was truly committed with her students and with her work. I recall distinctively, on the day of the GSCE speaking exam, when my nerves were so hightened that I was swamped in panic and refusing to go to the school for the exam. My parents had telephoned the school and to our surprise Mrs Haigh had actually waited at the reception for my arrival. When I arrived (in tears & with a face resembling a red traffic light) she spoke to me like a friend and insisted that I was capable of passing the exam. 10 minutes later and I had completed the exam. A month later and I received my pass certificate. I passed because of Mrs Haigh, and this is just one of many examples of the warmth and kindness she bestowed onto every student in the school. Mrs Haigh will be dearly missed and I feel sure that I can speak for others in saying that she helped us to develop into adults with warm hearts and sound diligence. Forever in our thoughts Mrs Haigh, A.S xoxo andrew2548

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree