Tributes have been paid to a “caring and supportive” Crossley Heath teacher following his death,
Kevin Allen joined the school as a Maths teacher in September 2012 - prior to entering teaching he had a career in marketing and advertising.
Head teacher Wendy Moffat said: “We are devastated at the loss of Kevin. He was the kindest, most generous and thoughtful man, with a wicked sense of humour. He had many true friends at the school and touched the lives of many.
“When Kev walked into a room, you immediately noticed him – not least because of this height (at least 6 feet).
“He was a warm and sociable man, often described by staff as a true gentleman and a loving husband and father.
“Kevin loved working at Crossley Heath and quickly gained the trust and respect of students, parents and colleagues.
“He taught Mathematics to students across the school including to A Level. The students in his form group loved Kevin as he was always so caring and supportive.
“He very much enjoyed the wider life of the school and threw himself into our extra-curricular activities with great energy and good humour, whether that was appearing in the House Music competitions or taking students abroad on trips.
“Kevin loved to ski and many students will have fond memories of ski trips abroad with him.
“This is a tragic loss to the entire Crossley Heath community and the Maths Department, particularly, will find it hard to deal with the loss of their friend and colleague.
“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this unbearably sad time.”