Tributes paid to teacher killed by car while jogging

Alison Grace

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Tributes have been paid to a dedicated teacher who died in a road smash.

Alison Grace, who taught at Lamberhead Green Community Primary School in Orrell, was out jogging when she was in collision with a Peugeot 406 at the junction of Birchley Road and Martindale Road, Billinge.

She was a very talented and dedicated teacher who was held in respect by all her colleagues and the children. She always acted with great integrity and did her best for all children

Jane Chambers

Emergency services were called at around 12.25pm on Tuesday but it is believed the Billinge 48-year-old died at the scene.

Jane Chambers, Headteacher of Orrell Lamberhead Green Commmunity Primary School, said: “Alison worked at the school for over 20 years since being an NQT.

“Orrell Lamberhead Green is an outstanding school and Alison made a significant contribution to the school’s success.

“She was a very talented and dedicated teacher who was held in respect by all her colleagues and the children. She always acted with great integrity and did her best for all children.

“She was a very talented artist and had worked with lots of groups of children to produce pieces of art that are on display in the school today. As a PPA teacher she worked across the school so all the children will miss her ready smile and the care that she showed them every day she was in school.”

Tributes have been paid Alison on social media.

Laura Jane said: “RIP to an amazing teacher and truly loved person. She touched the hearts of all the kids in school. My boys are so upset.”

Gem Hope said: “RIP, my three kids are so upset been crying since school finished. You will be very missed, thoughts are with your family.”

Nicola Ashcroft wrote: “So so sad! RIP, you will be missed by everyone at school. Thoughts are with family at this time.”

Suzanne Catchpole said: “RIP you had a massive effect on many people. You will be sadly missed.”

Amanda Hiett added: “She was one of child’s teacher. She was so upset yesterday. Apparently she was lovely - all three of kids thought so. So sad.”

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident but officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed anything to contact Merseyside Police’s Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.