Family and friends mark first anniversary of Ann Maguire's death

Services will be held today to remember Ann Maguire, the teacher who was murdered in a school in Leeds a year ago.

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Pupils and teachers to come together in memory of Ann Maguire

A service is being held today at the school in Leeds where the teacher Ann Maguire was murdered a year ago.

Pupils and teachers are taking part in a private mass to celebrate the 40 years she spent at Corpus Christi College.

Her family say the arts charity set up in her memory has seen tremendous support.

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Leeds Safeguarding Children Board will examine events in the school before and after the murder - and the emergency services' response.

Following the conclusion of the criminal trial, the closing of the coroner’s inquest and the subsequent appeal to the High Court in London, I have determined, on the recommendation of the LSCB Serious Case Review sub-committee, that the legal grounds for conducting a serious case review into the death of Ann Maguire are not met.

I have decided it is appropriate to undertake a two-stage learning lessons review to establish any learning from how professionals worked together to safeguard the children at the school and promote their welfare immediately prior to and following the incident. We will also review how all the local emergency agencies worked together in response to the incident, and this will draw on all the relevant evidence available.

An independent reviewer will undertake this work, with a view to the report being published later this year.

– Jane Held, independent chair of the Leeds Safeguarding Children Board

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