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Tributes for 'caring' former headteacher who instilled decency into his many pupils

Tributes have poured in for a popular headteacher who instilled decency in his pupils at a Sedgley primary school.

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Ken Thomas, who died aged 81 this week, was the headteacher of Cotwall End Primary School from 1978 until 2003.

Welshman Mr Thomas had a "golden rule" to repeatedly tell every pupil he taught - treat others as you would want to be treated yourself and TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More.

Ken's daughter Sarah Thom led the tributes, she said: "He was the most brilliant and supportive father, grandfather, uncle anyone could have wished for.

"An amazing husband to our mom Angela, and partner these last years to Jan. A much-loved, respected (award-winning no less) headteacher of Cotwall End Primary School (from 1978 til 2003) who inspired so many lives.

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