R.I.P Mr Broadbent

I remember when i was in his dt class and he was showing us how to delete a small section and he said "you have to select it and then go to the drop down menu and click explode" as he clicked explode he shouted "BANG!!!" and made the whole class jump.

Mr Broadbent you will be sadly miss by all the students at alder and all the people that knew you.

If you did not know mr broadbent you missed out... BIG TIME!

ella read

A lovely, kind genuine man x

It's still hard to imagine Alder without you there. You helped me
out during my TA training & am so thankful for that.
My grandad is gonna be missing his drinking buddy.
I remember mr Broadbent from Hattersley and he was
my 1st teacher & lesson in year 7. I was a very luck person
to have known you & my family was lucky to have known you too.

R.I.P Sir (bob) it was a pleasure and privilege.
Hayley Louse Renshaw (Teece Family) xx

R.I.P Mr broadbent

I was really shocked and sad to hear that Mr Broadbent had sadly passed away, he was a great teacher and will be sadly missed.

Sleep Well and Rest in Peace Mr Broadbent xxx
Lauren H xx

RIP Mr Broadbent

Never thought I would be writing something like this for a teacher which we all share so many memories with. All I can say is 'skiing' :) you made our skiing trips the best and I will never forget the memories of you teaching me DT, or should I say the many times I stood on the corridor for being naughty in class. You were a really nice genuine man Mr Broadbent & I'm sure the school is going to miss you greatly. My thoughts and prays are with your family & loved ones at this sad time, although I no they will have many good memories also to remember you by.

Rip bob

This brings me a lot of sadness to here of mr broadbent a death he helped me through a tough two years of my subject and helped me get the grade I needed he was a great person and a great teacher I will miss him .my condolences to his family .I am great full to have been his student rest in peace mr broadbent hope you found a better place.

R.I.P boss

R.I.P boss....xxx Gonna miss you..xxx

To Bobs family...so sad for your devastating loss, you did him proud today..xx

Wendy Godber
Design and Technology Technician
Alder Community High School

In deepest sympathy

So sorry to hear of Bobs passing. Such a calm and warm teacher, he will be missed. Times like this make us all remember how important it is to love and cherish every moment we get in this world. I would like his family to remember that although it feels impossibly hard at the moment, things will get easier with time. Sorry not to be able to make the funeral but my thoughts are with you at this time and I hope you find the strength you need today.

Michelle Bowles (maths teacher)


I used to clean Bob's room when I worked for Interserve and it was a pleasure to clean for him. He was always jolly and polite and chatty. He always included me in any festivities i.e Christmas and Birthdays. When I went back to visit (which unfortunately was not enough) he was always very pleased to see me. Unfortunately Bob I cannot attend your funeral but I will remember you with fondness and I can't believe you are not here anymore. I can't believe that you felt so desperate and alone and I wish there was something I could have done for you.

Sincere condolences

I was both shocked and saddened to hear the news of Bob's death.

In the dealings I had with Bob I found him to be helpful and cheerful and he always asked how my children were doing after leaving Alder.

He will be greatly missed.

Sincere condolences to his family and his colleagues are also in my thoughts and prayers.

Adrian Brooks (Parent Governor)

Such sad news

Such sad news , all my thoughts and prayers are with mr broadbents family and friends
RIP Bob xxxx

R.I.P Mr Broadbent

Sorry to hear that Mr Broadbent had died, he was a good teacher and I'm glad to have been taught by him - if only for 1 year.

7Y - DT set
7B - Set
7HE - Form

P.S He was my last DT teacher last year.

RIP Mr Broadbent

Bob Was A Great Form Tutor, He Was So enthusiastic About Things, We All Liked Him, When I Heard This News I Was Shocked, As He Seemed A Very Happy Man At School. He Will Be Sadly Missed.
From Luke A 7BB

Such sad news

I can't believe it. When I found out about this my jaw literally dropped. Mr Broadbent was such a polite and cheerful man. I had him 2 times a fortnight. But I enjoyed his lessons, because we would have a conversation with us all and just make us laugh.
I was privileged to know Mr Broadbent, kind hearted and good at his job:) I just can't believe this.. Thoughts are with his family and friends

I was shocked to hear about the death of Mr Broadbent.. Such a good man and dedicated to his work. Thoughts are with friends and family.. Such a sad time:(


Andrea and Family
It's the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you'll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles, the skiing, the passion for City. And even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles.

Derek Peters (retired Alder CHS)

With deepest sympathy

Bob was the consummate professional; caring and passionate about student achievement. He was highly respected by both students and staff and will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, at this most difficult of times. Bob, I pray that you are in a better place - rest in peace.

Richard O’Regan
Head teacher, Alder

Rest in peace Mr Broadbent

Such sad news, you were a fantastic teacher! I always remember you sending my work back because my lines were never perfect! You were funny, whitty and always made us laugh in every lesson, always had time for each and every one of your students and were happy to help. My heart goes out to all your family, friends and all students which have been taught by and have memories with you. Rest in peace Mr broadbent you'll be dearly missed. (Alex Armitage ex pupil from Alder Community High School 2004 - 2009)


The news really affected me as soon as I heard :-( I am one to whinge and complain about insignificant things in day to day life. It was a wake up call to hear such a happy go lucky man with absolutely stunning children and so much going for him had lost his life. It makes me so sad to know he was in a dark place and felt he had no other alternative. Since hearing the terrible news of Mr B passing away I haven't taken a single moment for granted, especially with my son.

Such sad news

To the family and friends of Mr B.

I can only begin to imagine what you are going through right now and even worse so imagine what he most have gone through himself.
I am deeply saddened that a man we all knew has been taken from us and we will never truly understand why.

We will all hold great memories and hold them close to us and let his memory live on in our heads and hearts

Lots of love Natalie Jade Penney

RIP Mr Broadbent

RIP Mr Broadbent, you were a truly fantastic form tutor, who had such a brilliant sense of humour and a passion for teaching. You deserved a gold medal for putting up with my tantrums in GCSE Graphics when my coursework wasn't going my way, but your confidence in me paid off when GCSE results day came round. I've got such fond memories of our Form group 7-11BB that will always stay with me - All my thoughts go out to Bob's friends, family and all that were lucky enough to be taught by him - he was one of the best!

Vicky Heywood (Alder Student 2004 - 2009)

Thinking of you all xxx

We are so sorry and shocked of your loss. I can't stop thinking we were all together celebrating Annie and Kate leaving Mottram only a few weeks ago, Our thoughts are with you all.

RIP Bob x x

Love and cuddles x Aaron,Vicki & Kate Ryan xx

Andrea, Bobby, & Annie

Words cannot express my sorrow. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
Bob will be truly missed.

Although its difficult today to see beyond the sorrow.
May looking back in memory comfort you tomorrow.

So sorry Ann Gillett.

With Greatest Sympathy

As one of Mr. Broadbent's ex-students, I was shocked and saddened by this news. Me and Mr. Broadbent had some great laughs in his lessons, we got on very well, and it was his faith in me that earned me greater graphics grades than I even imagined. A fantastic character, with a great sense of humour and who will be remembered for years to come as the one who helped me achieve my goals.

My thoughts and condolences go to his family at this tragic time.

Rest in Peace, Sir.

Sean David Mann

Sincere Sympathy

Andrea, Bobby & Annie,

So sorry to hear such terribly sad and unbelievable news after sharing recent happy times as Annie and Sam left Primary school. Josh has told us many good things about his classes with Mr Broadbent and so my mind goes back to the story Amanda shared with the year 6 at Mottram and us all. I hope you can remember just how many ‘starfish’ Bob picked up along the way and the positive impact he had on many lives.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Take Care,
Love Gill, Steven, Josh & Sam Williamson


So deeply shocked about this tragic loss of life.
I hope you are in a better place now, Bob. You will be missed more than you could ever know. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very sad time.
Sincere condolences,
Karen Bailey.

From kate and Mia taylor

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time we are thinking of you may he rest in peace god bless you all love kate and Mia xxx

Very sorry to hear this news

To The Broadbent Family,

You have my deepest sympathy on hearing about the passing of Bob.

I was shocked and saddened to hear the news.

I hope you find peace


Mrs G Vali
(English and Drama teacher at Alder)

Bob Broadbent

It is with great sadness that we have to inform staff, parents and students that Mr Broadbent, Head of Technology, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, 7th August.

The funeral will take place on Thursday 22nd August at 2pm at Mottram Church and afterwards at 3pm at Dukinfield Crematorium. The family would welcome comments in the book of condolence which is in school. Alternatively, comments can be posted on this electronic version.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this most difficult if times.

Chair of Governors/Head teacher

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