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Aylsham High School teacher was found unresponsive at home, inquest hears

PUBLISHED: 15:58 07 August 2020 | UPDATED: 11:10 08 August 2020

Aylsham High School is mourning the death of teacher, Catherine Cartwright.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Aylsham High School is mourning the death of teacher, Catherine Cartwright. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

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A secondary school teacher was found unresponsive at home an inquest has heard.

Catherine Cartwright, 31, a geography teacher at Aylsham High School, died on August 1.

At an inquest opened into her death on Friday, August 7, Yvonne Blake, area coroner for Norfolk said Mrs Cartwright had been found unresponsive at her home in Badersfield.

Following her death, Aylsham High School published a letter paying tribute to Mrs Cartwright, it said: “Mrs Cartwright had the biggest and kindest heart you could imagine and an extraordinary professional integrity and courage.

“She fought with every sinew to support the students in her house and was incredibly determined that they should receive the help and support that they needed.

“We have lost a wonderful colleague, an extraordinary teacher, a caring and courageous person, and a much-loved friend.”

Her cause of death was given as hanging.

The inquest has been adjourned until January 1, 2021.

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