PUPILS have paid tribute to a “passionate” history teacher who died at just 24 following a brave sepsis battle.
Chloe Marriot died just two months after starting at John Port Spencer academy in Etwell, Derbyshire.
She had been battling sepsis for several weeks but passed away on Wednesday night.
A statement from the school read: “Everybody in the John Port community is shocked and saddened by the death of a young history teacher, Chloe Marriott.
“Chloe was just 24 years old and had made a flourishing start to her teaching career.
“In the first few weeks she had already built a reputation as a passionate, enthusiastic and energetic teacher who captivated students with her subject knowledge and love of history.
“She had already created strong bonds with her year 7 tutor group and teaching groups.
“We feel blessed to have enjoyed these early weeks with Chloe and are devastated that such a promising talent has been taken from us so quickly.
“Chloe has been battling sepsis for several weeks and finally lost her battle last night.”
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Pupils at John Port Spencer – which is Derbyshire’s biggest secondary school – were told of her Chloe’s death at assembly this morning.
Academy principal Karen Squire added: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Chloe’s family and friends at this difficult time.
“We are providing support for both staff and students affected by her loss. The academy will look to find an appropriate way to remember Chloe in the months ahead, but now we are concentrating on pulling together as a community.”
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