Tributes have been paid to a former special school headteacher who died on Saturday after contracting coronavirus.
Julie Mott was described by staff at Newman School, in Whiston, Rotherham, as dedicated, kind and determined following her death. Friends, colleagues, parents and former pupils took to social media to pay their respects to the retired headteacher.
Paul Silvester, the current headteacher at the school - which caters for young people with special educational needs, said in a statement:
One former pupil wrote: "Rest in peace to a fantastic woman. Provided a brilliant educational environment for those with additional needs. "She gave me a place at the school when I was 14 and I will be forever grateful for it. Thank you for all you did Mrs Mott."
A number of parents also posted their thanks for the help she gave to their children, with many describing her as a "legend".