HelenREMfan has been a regular contributor to these forums. You might have noticed that Helen has not posted this week. Sadly she passed away in hospital on Monday with her family at her bedside. Those of you who've read or replied to Helen's posts will know her passion for education, advocacy for social justice and impish sense of humour. She was always willing to help people on these forums with support and advice. I had the privilege of knowing Helen and worked with her for 8 years. She was a dedicated PE teacher and Head of Year. She had an unshakeable faith in her students and pushed them to achieve what they believed was impossible. Helen has been described in tributes from her former colleagues and students as 'Old-school firm but fair' and I'm sure she would have agreed with this. She was strong advocate for social-mobility, long before that phrase became fashionable. As Head of Year she gave her time selflessly to help vulnerable students. She was also an amazing colleague, supporting many a new entrant to the profession and one of those colleagues who would speak truth to power. I hope you don't mind me breaking the sad news in the forum but I feel a tribute to her life and contributions here is appropriate and better than wondering why her posts stopped. Rest in peace Helen.