Tributes are being paid to a "much-loved" member of staff at Christ the King College, who has passed away after contracting coronavirus.
Lynne Morgan has been described as "cheerful" and "dedicated" by the Isle of Wight's branch of the National Education Union.
The learning support assistant tested positive for the virus earlier this month (December) and later contracted pneumonia.
She passed away on Monday (28).
Peter Shreeve, Assistant District Secretary of the National Education Union, said:
“My family has known Lynne for a long time having worked with her. She was always cheerful, dedicated to helping her students and never let anything get her down.
“She was also a long-standing member of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers prior to it becoming part of the National Education Union. All who knew her are deeply saddened. Our thoughts are with them and her students at this time.”
Dominic Coughlin, District Secretary of the National Education Union, said:
“I and other members of the NEU on the Island are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague.
“Since hearing the news members have contacted the union expressing their thoughts and wanting us to pass on their deepest condolences to her family, friends and work colleagues at this difficult time."
Any students affected by the news can contact [email protected]