28 December 2019 04:38
Teachers, foster carers and youth workers are among the 84 people recognised for their contribution to education, care and driving social mobility in the New Year's Honours List 2020. The list includes headteachers, governors, teachers, social workers, foster carers, and those who work in adoption and early years. Teachers, foster carers and all those who work with young people have a truly life changing impact, and I congratulate all who have received an award in the New Year's Honours List. This list highlights just some of the many committed professionals and volunteers who work tirelessly across education and children's services to deliver better outcomes for young people and students across the country, and I want to personally thank them for their dedication. Among the recipients is Dr Caroline Allen, Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, who has been made a Dame to honour her commitment to transforming the lives of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Other recipients who have worked to help children with SEND and their families include Claire Pashley, a special educational needs music teacher, Brian Smith, teacher and founder of R.E.A.L Education and Katharine Fisher, founder of Little Discoverers, which supports children with disabilities and their families. Three individuals – Dominique Unsworth, Francis Clayton and Elaine Billington – have been awarded MBEs for services to apprenticeships and Louise Proctor, head of the National Careers Service, has been awarded an OBE for her services to education and careers. Congratulations to all those who have received an award in the New Year's Honours List, particularly those who have been recognised for their achievements in education, children's service, or increasing social mobility. If you know someone working to improve education, children's services, or social mobility who deserves an honour, please contact the Honours Team at [email protected] Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) Name Short citation Dr Caroline Allen Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust. Name Short citation Indra Morris Director General, Children's Social Care, Social Mobility and Disadvantage, Department for Education. For services to social mobility. Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) Professor Peter John Vice Chancellor, University of West London. For services to higher education. Michael Thompson Chief Executive Officer, Childbase: for services to education and philanthropy. Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) Name Short citation Pauline Anderson Director of Learning and Skills, Derby City Council and Chair of the Trustees of the Traveller Movement. For services to children and young people in education. For services to dance education and training. Rosemary Black Lately Service Director, Education and Early years, Cornwall Council. Katherine Chhatwal Chief executive, Challenge Partners and chair of Education, STEP Academy Trust, London. Florence Davies Head of Director General Office and policy profession lead, Department for Education. Renuka Dent (Renuka Jeyarajah-Dent) Director of Operations and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Coram UK. Carol Dewhurst Chief Executive Officer, Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust. Alastair Gibbons Lately Executive Director for Children's Services, Birmingham City Council. For services to social work. For services to higher education and the interior design industry. Andrew Halls Head Master, King's College School, Wimbledon. For services to people with special educational needs and disabilities. Neena Lall Headteacher, St Stephen's School and Children's Centre, London Borough of Newham. James Lambert Lately Chair and Trustee, IntoUniversity. For services to social mobility in education. Michael Lock Headteacher, Combe Pafford Special School. Stephen Miley Lately Director of Children's Services, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Philippa Nunn Headteacher, Waldegrave School for Girls and Chief Executive Officer, The Richmond West Schools Trust. Barry Payne Headteacher and Founder, The Wherry School. For services to children with special education needs and disabilities. Louise Proctor Head, National Careers Service. For services to education and careers. Graham Razey Chief Executive Officer, EKC Group and Member, Principals' Reference Group. Fiona Rigby Headteacher, St Catherine's Catholic Primary School, Hallam. Edward Vainker Co-Founder and Executive Principal, Reach Academy, Feltham. Christopher Wheatley Chief Executive Officer, The Flying High Trust, Nottingham. Juliet Wright Headteacher, Bankfoot Primary School, Bradford. Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) Name Short citation Diana Batchelor Principal and Chief Executive, Abingdon and Witney College. For services to further and adult education. For services to equality in education. Elaine Margaret Billington Lately Chair, North West Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network. For services to apprenticeships and young people in north-west England. Dominic Boddington Founder, Respect4us and lately Vice Principal, Open Academy. For services to alternative education in Norfolk. For services to education in the UK and East Africa. Jenifer Burden For services to education. For services to children and young people with autism. John Butler Lately Chair of Governors, Furness College. For services to further education Razia Butt Independent Education Adviser, Birmingham City Council. Robert Caddy Foster Carer, Hampshire County Council. Linda Caddy Foster Carer, Hampshire County Council. Aziza Chaudry Quality Manager, Adult Education Wolverhampton. Daisy Christodoulou Director of Education, No More Marking. Peter Colenutt Lately Chair, Education Building Development Officer's Group. Lisa Dancer Adult Education Quality Manager. For services to adult learners with mental health issues in the London Borough of Hillingdon. Kathryn Farrington Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator, Drighlington Primary School, Leeds. For services to children and young people. Susan Gahan Nursery Principal, Zebedee Nursery School, South West London and Volunteer, Steward's Trust. Ms Shakuntla Gittins Foster Carer, London Borough of Ealing. For services to children and young People in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset. Maureen Hughes Foster Carer, Leeds City Council. William Hughes Foster Carer, Leeds City Council. For services to children and young people in Leeds. Carolyn Keen Chair of Governors, Westminster Adult Education Service. For services to adult education and the community in London. For services to young people and education. Donna Lewis Foster Carer, Derbyshire County Council. Carl Mitchell Foster Parent, Blackpool Council. Diane Mitchell Foster Parent, Blackpool Council. For services to children and young People in Blackpool. For services to vulnerable young people. Claire Pashley Music Teacher and Chief Examiner, Victoria College Examinations. Ms Verna Pollard Foster Carer, Plymouth City Council. For services to children. Sukwinder Samra Headteacher, Elmhurst School and Director, Elmhurst TSA. Susan Samson Chief Executive Officer, University of Chichester Multi-Academy Trust. For services to education. Brian Smith Teacher and Founder, R.E.A.L Education. For services to young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Hugh Steele Lately Headteacher, The Dales Special School, Northumberland. For services to children and young People with special educational needs and disabilities. Ruth Terry Head of Service, Children's Social Work, Leeds City Council. For services to children and families. Dominique Unsworth For services to apprenticeships. Angela Wright Foster Carer, Wakefield Metropolitan District Council. For services to children in Wakefield Medallists of the Order of the British Empire