It is with huge sadness that we must announce that Mike Beard, Deputy Headteacher at Plymouth School of Creative Arts, has died. Mike was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and in spite of fighting and remaining incredibly positive over the past few months, he passed away on Wednesday 27th November. All our thoughts are with his family.
For many of our students and staff, Mike was one of the first faces they saw on their very first day at school – in some cases before the Red House had even been built.
Mike‘s presence has been a fundamental part of our school’s journey since the very start and it feels like he is part of the very fabric of the building. We will be forever grateful for the leadership, guidance and support he has shown our staff, students and families over the past 7 years.
When the time is right for Mike’s family and our school community we will organise an event to celebrate Mike’s life and find the best way we can to honour his amazing contribution to Plymouth School of Creative Arts.
Thank you for your understanding and support at this very difficult time.