Dear Parent, Carers and students,
As we broke up for half-term on Friday 15th February, I received the devastating news that Amaan Nadim in Year 9 had sadly passed away. This was very sudden and very tragic. Amaan was a loveable character who was cheeky, gentle and, just as all young people do, he brought love to our community.
I attended Amaan’s funeral and passed on our sympathies to the family. The family have asked me to pass on this message:
We’re heart-broken by the passing of our beautiful Amaan. Amaan was a strong young man, he was a nonconformist and that’s what we loved about him. He loved school, he was happy at school. He was passionate about boxing and was inspired by the strength and resilience of his favourite boxers.
We want to thank all of his friends, the school and the community for the messages of support and outpouring of sympathies that they have given us over the past few days.
In his fourteen years Amaan has left us with many fond memories that will remain with us always and we will miss him greatly.
We will be supporting students and staff this week. We have a dedicated team in the Academy for our young people and if anyone needs to talk to trained counsellors then the Dove Service will be available.
I intend to honour the joy that Amaan brought to us here at the Academy, and we’ll begin to discuss how we can do that in the coming weeks.
We are a strong and caring community – Amaan’s passing will serve to remind us how precious the moments we have together are, and how we shouldn’t take them for granted. I’m honoured to have known Amaan and proud of the way that the community has come together to remember him.
Mr N Lowry