A SCHOOL has been left heartbroken following the loss of a much loved teacher.

Stephanie Brettle was described as a "fantastic" English teacher. She had been at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan since 2001.

Headteacher Lee Cummins said: "The whole school community is saddened by the loss of Stephanie Brettle.

"Stephanie has been a teacher at the school since 2001 and throughout her time at the school she has approached everything with absolute commitment.

"She was a fantastic English teacher who cared passionately about the way every single young person in her class progressed. She was always willing to go the extra mile and learners loved her for it.

"The thoughts of our whole school community are with her family at this very sad time."