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Sue Broome started at Culcheth High School on the 5th September 1966. Sue spent five years at Culcheth until July 1971 and she was a model pupil, described by some of her peers as ‘quiet as a mouse’. Sue left with qualifications in English Language, History, Geography, French, mathematics, typewriting and shorthand.

She had a spell away, working for Lancashire County Council between 1971 and 1974 and then at Cheshire County Council between 1974 and 1982 as an Audio typist. Sue however, couldn’t be kept away from Culcheth High School and returned in 1986 to work at ‘Culcheth Evening Centre’. Then in 1989, the Headteacher at the time appointed Sue to the position of Clerical Assistant. Sue began her new role on 7th September 1989 and her commitment, loyalty and passion for all things Culcheth has been unswerving.

Sue’s role at Culcheth has been wide and varied and she has overseen a whole range of changes in the administration side of the school we now all take for granted, most importantly the organisation of whole school examinations and the implementation of the management information system we know as SIMS. Sue’s colleagues will never forget the way in which she supported (and nagged!) them with their current roles and recognise the significant impact that Sue had in training them in her own unique style of how to carry out that role with precision and accuracy.

To many people, Sue was an inspirational person, a very special person and all of us were better for being her friend. She was one of the kindest and most loyal people we knew. Her belief in others was unwavering. We were continually struck by her kindness and consideration to others and her positive and determined outlook on life. As a wise man once said. “It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it” and, with Sue, that’s what we got, the best.

Many friends walk in and out of your life but only true friends will leave footprints on
your heart. We are proud and lucky to have been able to call Sue our friend. Our deepest sympathies go to Colin, David, Jessica, Joshua and to all of Sue’s friends and family.

(Words adapted by the kind permission of Miss Alyson Middlemass)

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