Support Offered To Staff And Students After Death Of Head Teacher
7:37am 12th January 2015
Staff and children at St Andrew's Primary School in Yetminster are being offered support after their headteacher was tragically killed in an accident on Thursday evening.
Paul Miller was cycling home when he was struck from behind by a car near Dorchester.
Phil Minns, head of learning and inclusion at Dorset County Council, told Wessex FM:
"We are very sad to hear about the sudden death of Paul Miller. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this distressing time.
"Paul was a highly respected headteacher who successfully led St Andrew's CE Primary School in Yetminster over the past four-and-a-half years. During that time he worked tirelessly to ensure that children achieved their very best within an environment that both nurtured and stimulated them.
"The county council is providing support to staff, pupils and the wider school community through our educational psychologists. They will be on hand to offer help, advice and counselling for as long as they are required.
"Paul will be greatly missed by all of us at Dorset County Council who knew and worked with him."
Dorset Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or manner of driving or cycling prior to the incident to call Police Constable Tim Gooding of the Dorset Police Traffic Unit on 101.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 8:349. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.