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Soham - The Head's Story

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An exclusive and revealing interview with Geoff Fisher, headteacher of St Andrew's C of E Primary School in Soham. He talks about how the school came to terms with the tragedy.

In the summer of 2002, Geoff Fisher became a key spokesman for the Cambridgeshire village of Soham, with the disappearance and murder of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, two Year 6 pupils at his school. One of the most traumatic issues he faced was that he had to confront the girls' parents, in the knowledge that a teaching assistant he had appointed had almost certainly been involved in the crime.

He recalls the series of tragic events which put him and his school on the front pages of the world's press and gives a revealing insight into how one ordinary head tried to rebuild a shocked and devastated school community.

Programme resources include links to news items on the tragedy, the independent inquiry, and sources of advice and support for schools dealing with trauma and loss.

Part of the series: Inspirations

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