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James Griffin

Dear All,

It is with the greatest sadness that I must inform you of the passing away of a former colleague of the School, James Griffin. James was appointed by me after he completed his degree. He taught English and P.E. A popular staff member and loved by his students, he made a great impression as a good teacher and lovely man in the short time he spent in Maidstone. James was an athlete and had completed a lengthy run in Dubai recently as well as being a good Gaelic footballer. He passed away in Dubai where he went after leaving St. Simon Stock. Some students in the Upper School and 6th Form will remember being taught by him. He was in his mid-20s.

His girlfriend, Emma, was appointed on the same day and they taught in the English Department before Dubai called. Our thoughts and prayers are with her at this sad time as well as with James’ family and friends.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace, Amen.

Brendan J. Wall

Executive Principal

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.

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St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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