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Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017

The Queen’s Birthday Honours list published on Friday 16 June 2017 recognises over 130 people who have made outstanding contributions to education, children’s services or advancing equality and diversity.

Those honoured include people working in schools, colleges and universities as well as foster carers and children’s social workers.

Jonathan Slater, Department for Education Permanent Secretary, said:

I would like to congratulate everyone recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. These are extraordinary people, whose achievements improve the lives of children, young people and adults through excellent care and education, and promoting equality and diversity for all.

If you know someone working in education or children’s services or making a difference to equality for women and the LGB&T community who deserves an honour, please contact us at: Honours.team@education.gov.uk.

Looking for the latest Honours recipients? See the 2017 Birthday Honours list

Knight (Kt)/Dame (DBE)

Award Name Short citation
DBE Carolyn Hamiton Director, International Programmes and Research, Coram Children’s Legal Centre. For services to children’s rights
DBE Cilla Deborah Snowball CBE Group Chief Executive Officer and Group Chairman, AMVBBDO Advertising Agency. For services to advertising, diversity and equality

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Award Name Short citation
CBE Ian Bauckham Executive Headteacher, Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, CEO of The Tenax Schools Trust and President, Association of School and College Leaders. For services to education
CBE Ani Magill Executive Headteacher, St John the Baptist Catholic Comprehensive School, Woking. For services to education
CBE Helena Mills CEO, Burnt Mill Academy Trust, Essex. For services to education
CBE Adrian Packer Chief Executive Officer, Core Education Trust. For services to education
CBE Paul Lasseter Phillips, OBE Principal and CEO Weston College Group, Weston-super-Mare. For services to further and higher education
CBE Lesley Anne Powell CEO, North East Learning Trust, Principal Shotton Hall Academy and Member of the Headteacher Board for the North. For services to education
CBE Gregory Mark Wood Chairman, NSPCC. For services to children and young people

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Award Name Short citation
OBE Ruth Dorothy Bovill Headteacher, Heathermount Special Needs School, Berkshire. For services to special educational needs and Disabilities
OBE Simon Thomas Bramwell Chief Executive Officer, SS Simon and Jude Primary Academy Trust. For services to education
OBE Jane Cowell Director, Young People’s Funding Allocations and Student Support, Education Funding Agency. For services to the Department for Education
OBE Louis Anthony Desa Lately Headteacher, Bishop Thomas Grant Catholic Secondary School, London. For services to education
OBE Joan Miner Deslandes Headteacher, Kingsford Community School, Beckton, London. For services to education
OBE Sital Singh Dhillon Head of Law and Criminology, Sheffield Hallam University. For services to higher education
OBE Mark Ducker Executive Principal and Chief Executive Officer, STEP Academy Trust. For services to education
OBE Lynda Fairhurst Lately Head of Lifelong Learning, Oldham Council. For services to further education
OBE Janet Elizabeth Fishwick Chief Executive, Parents and Children Together, and Member, Adoption Leadership Boards, London and South East. For services to adoption
OBE Gillian Frances Hillier Lately Deputy Director, Free Schools (North), University Technical Colleges and Studio Schools Capital, Education Funding Agency. For services to education
OBE Katharine Horler Chief Executive, Adviza and Chair, Careers England. For services to further education
OBE Emily Jackson, FBA Professor of Law and Vice Chair, Academic Board, London School of Economics. For services to higher education
OBE Gillian Olive May James Headteacher, St Mary’s CofE (A) Primary School, Staffordshire. For services to education
OBE Joan Lawton Independent Member, TACT Adoption and Permanence Panel and Member, of TACT Board of Trustees. For services to adoption
OBE Nigel William Hampshire Leigh Principal and Chief Executive, Stephenson College. For services to further education and Apprenticeships
OBE Richard Lister Vice-Chancellor, University of Suffolk. For services to higher education
OBE Margaret Mason Founder and Executive Chair, Children 1st Day Nurseries Group. For services to education
OBE Susan Bridget McDermott National Director and Non-Executive Director, Rainbows Bereavement Support GB. For services to education
OBE Nona McDuff Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Kingston University. For services to higher education
OBE Heather Patricia Melville Director for Strategic Partnerships, Royal Bank of Scotland. For services to Gender Equality
OBE Valerie Theresa Moore Chief Executive Officer, Rightforsuccess Academy Trust and Executive Head, Eaton Hall Specialist Academy, Norwich. For services to education
OBE Patricia Moran Headteacher, Lionel Road Primary School, Brentford, London. For services to education
OBE Amanda Rose Mordey Headteacher, Merstone Special School and Forest Oak Special School, Solihull. For services to special educational needs and Disability
OBE Maureen Okoye Headteacher, Davies Lane Primary School, Leytonstone, London. For services to education
OBE Angela Paget Lately Headteacher, St Bedes Catholic Junior School, Widnes. For service to Education
OBE Harinder Singh Pattar Headteacher, The Heathland School, London. For services to education
OBE Karen Riley Lately Headteacher, Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children, Camden, London. For services to special educational needs and Disabilities
OBE Beverley Rose Robinson Principal and Chief Executive, Blackpool and the Fylde College. For services to further education
OBE Bernadette Roobottom Lately Headteacher, Shobnall Primary School, Staffordshire. For services to education
OBE Sarah Emily Rushton Author. For services to adoption
OBE Nardeep Sharma CEO, The Thrive Partnership Academy Trust, Executive Principal, Colne Community College and Philip Morant School and College, Essex. For services to education
OBE Paul Frank Soames Lately, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Contact a Family, London. For services to Children
OBE Margaret Sumner Headteacher, Brook Special Primary School, Tottenham, London. For services to special educational needs and Disabilities
OBE Pascale Vassie Executive Director, National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education. For services to education
OBE Thomas Welton Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London. For services to Diversity and Education

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Award Name Short citation
MBE Paul Matthew Adams Lately G7, Assessment, Curriculum and Qualifications Group, Department for Education. For services to the Department for Education and to the community in Basildon
MBE Norma Alcock Volunteer, NSPCC. For services to Vulnerablel Children
MBE Julie Anne Allen Headteacher, Birkwood Primary School, Barnsley. For services to education
MBE Mohammad Ashfaq Founder and Managing Director, Kikit Pathways to Recovery, Birmingham. For services to Vulnerable People
MBE Francis Gordon Askew Lately Literacy and Phonics Advisor, Department for Education. For services to education.
MBE Lynne Ann Atkin HR Director, Barclays UK and Global Head of Employee Relations, Barclays Bank. For services to Human Resources in the Banking Sector
MBE Shazia Azhar Diverse Leaders Network. For services to education
MBE William Edward Hampshire Bagnall Governor and Chair, Finance and Strategy Committee, The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Hampshire. For services to education.
MBE John Baker Chair of Governors, Queen Boudica Primary School, Essex, and National Leader of Governance. For services to education
MBE John Beresford Volunteer, Show Racism the Red Card Campaign. For services to education
MBE Jennifer Bridget Billington Deputy Headteacher, Sir Tom Finney Community High School, Preston. For services to special educational needs and Disabilities
MBE Georgina Felicia Tutuaa Bondzi-Simpson Chair of Governors, Kingsbury High School. For services to education
MBE Paul Lawrence Brown Mechanical Instrumentation Workshop Manager, Imperial College London. For services to higher education
MBE John Buttrick Lately Director and Honorary President, Hull Children’s University. For services to Children in Hull
MBE Teresa Anne Carpenter Foster Carer, Kent County Council. For services to children and families
MBE Patricia Carrington Principal and Head of Service, City College Peterborough. For services to further education and to the community in Peterborough
MBE Victoria Jean Chalmers Founder and Lead Practitioner, Time 4 Children. For services to children’s emotional well-being
MBE Kevin Christopher Clancy Lately Head of Construction, York College. For services to further education
MBE Mary Teresa Clancy SENCO Co-ordinator, St Gregory’s Catholic Science College, Harrow. For services to special educational needs and Disabilities
MBE Susan Clark Chair and Fundraiser, Pegasus Playscheme, Dover. For services to Children with Disabilities
MBE Gillian Clipson Lately Deputy Chief Executive, Association of Colleges. For services to further education
MBE Christopher John Collier Business Board Chair, NSPCC Peterborough. For services to children and young people
MBE Ethna Philomena Cummins Lately Headteacher, Whitefield Infant School and Nursery, Lancashire. For services to education
MBE Susan Janet Dare Lately Prinicipal and Chief Executive Officer, Northbrook College, Sussex. For services to education
MBE Edward Davenport Foster Carer, Trafford Borough Council. For services to children and families
MBE Jean Davenport Foster Carer, Trafford Borough Council. For services to children and families
MBE James Andrew Dick Lately Chair of Trustees and Governors, Moor House School and College, Hurst Green, Surrey. For services to special educational needs and Disabilities
MBE Janet Lorraine Down Chief Executive, SoLO Life Opportunities. For Services to children and young people with special needs in the West Midlands
MBE Darrilyn Downes Teacher, Forest Oak School, Birmingham. For services to special educational needs and Disabilities
MBE Sonia Mentena Evans Foster Carer, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. For services to children and families
MBE Marion Jean Faust Chair of Governors, Brampton Manor Academy. For services to education
MBE Harriet Anne Granville Lately History Teacher, Tudor Hall School, Banbury. For services to education
MBE Barbara Elizabeth Hale Foster Carer, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. For services to children and families
MBE Martin Alan Hale Foster Carer, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. For services to children and families
MBE Paul Edward Harper Lately Team Leader, Social Work Reform, Children’s Services, Department for Education. For services to the Department for Education
MBE Nigel Patrick Harris, JP Director Camden LGBT Forum. For services to the LGBT community
MBE Claire Louise Harvey Senior Consultant, KPMG, GB Paralympian and Chair, Anti Homophobia and Transphobia Steering Group. For services to Diversity, Inclusion and Sport
MBE Gareth Higgins Managing Director, KMF Precision Sheet Metal Ltd. For services to Apprenticeships
MBE Pauline Anne Hill Foster Carer, Cheviots Children’s Disability Service, Enfield. For services to children and families
MBE Roger Anthony Hill Foster Carer, Cheviots Children’s Disability Service, Enfield. For services to children and families
MBE Meryl Homer Pre-School Manager, St Alphege Church of England Pre-School and Manager, Little Treasures and 2’s Group. For services to Early Years Education
MBE Julie Jennings Lately Manager, of Children, Young People and Families, Royal National Institute of Blind People. For services to Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
MBE Veryan Steele Johnston Lately Executive Director, of Human Resources, Newcastle University. For services to higher education
MBE Jennifer Jones Founder and Manager, Inspired Foundations. For services to adoption
MBE Ernest Ian Lindley Foster Carer, Doncaster. For services to children and families
MBE Christine Linnitt Lately Head, Holywell Primary School, Loughborough. Elected Member of the Headteacher Board for the East Midlands and Humber. For services to education
MBE Christine Mary Meadows Foster Carer, Islington Council. For services to children and families
MBE Andrew Moffat Assistant Headteacher, Parkfield Community School, Birmingham. For services to equality and diversity in education
MBE Helen Elizabeth Myers Assistant Headteacher, The Ashcombe School, Dorking and Chair, London Branch, Association for Language Learning. For services to education
MBE Elizabeth Anne O’Reilly Chair of Governors, Greenway Primary and Nursery School, Hertfordshire. For services to education.
MBE Stephen Peter Oxlade Executive Principal, Reigate and Coulsdon College. For services to education
MBE Amanda Jane Piper Foster Carer, Suffolk County Council. For services to Children and Familieis.
MBE Amanda Jane Richardson Chief Executive, The PACE Centre, Aylesbury and Founder-Chairman, Action Cerebral Palsy. For services to special educational needs
MBE Penny Roberts Founder and Chair of Governors, St Luke’s CofE School, Hampstead, London. For services to education
MBE Jacqueline Rowbottom Foster Carer, Cheshire West and Chester Council. For services to children and families
MBE Kevin Rowland Facilitator in Systems and Services, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. For services to special educational needs and Disabilities
MBE Dorina Isabella Scott Headteacher, Beavers Community Primary School, Hounslow. For services to education
MBE Denise Shaw Lately Chair of Governors, Outwoods Primary School. For services to special educational needs and Disabilities
MBE Peggy Sherwood Lately President, Jewish Gay and Lesbian Group. For services to the Jewish community
MBE Amanda Jane Southwick Principal, Marchbank Free School, Darlington, County Durham. For services to education
MBE Margaret Carol Stannard Volunteer, Oak Field School and Specialist Sports College, Nottingham. For services to special educational needs
MBE Jonathan Francis James Taylor Lately Headmaster, Bootham School York. For services to the York Independent State School Partnership
MBE Brian Wilfred Walker Headteacher, West Park School, Derby. For services to education
MBE Louise Ann Walkiden Foster Carer, Hertfordshire County Council. For services to children and families
MBE Timothy John Walkiden Foster Carer, Hertfordshire County Council. For services to children and families
MBE Janet Watson Deputy Headteacher, Queen Elizabeth’s School, Wimborne, Dorset. For services to education
MBE Andrew Dennis Webb School Secretary, London School of Economics. For services to higher education and to the community in East Anglia
MBE Gail Eileen Webb Education Consultant and lately Head of Learning Improvement, Leeds Local Educational Authority. For services to education
MBE Fiona Deborah Joyce Whimster Headteacher, The Lincoln St Giles Nursery School. For services to education and community cohesion in Lincolnshire
MBE Kathleen Mary Whitmore-Payne Foster Carer, Cornwall Council. For services to children and families
MBE Etheleen Mildred Wigley Founder, Children First Derby Charity. For services to vulnerable children in Derby
MBE Jennifer Woods Associate Director (Widening Participation), Kingston University. For services to widening access to higher education

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Award Name Short citation
BEM Ajaz Ahmed Mentor, Mosaic Network and Council Member/Advisory Board Member, Huddersfield University. For services to Young People
BEM Felicity Alice Bailey Teaching Assistant, Sir Harry Smith Community College, Peterborough. For services to education
BEM Michael Bandar Entrepreneur. For services to Young Entrepreneurs in the West Midlands
BEM Glenda Margaret Brocklehurst Manager Early Years Projects, Stockport Metropolitan Council. For services to children and families
BEM Natasha Dalton Tutor, City College Peterborough. For services to further education
BEM Franklyn Harris Learning Ambassador, Learning and Work Institute. For services to Adult Learning and Skills
BEM Kenneth Harvey Head of Service, Children with Disabilities, Central Bedfordshire Council. For services to children and young people
BEM Erika Roswitha Hayward Founder, Timbertown, Maidenhead. For services to education
BEM Janet Margaret Kempson Manager, Centre Place Family Centre, Southend on Sea, Essex. For services to children and families
BEM Linda Lewis Volunteer, West Durrington Phoenix Youth Group. For services to young people
BEM Janice Main Volunteer and lately Governor, Stag Lane Junior School, Edgware
BEM Iffet Anwar Mian Founding Member, All Pakistan Women’s Association Birmingham Branch. For services to the community
BEM Eileen O’Sullivan Volunteer, Age Exchange, Blackheath. For services to education
BEM Daniel Joseph Savage Chairman, Brookvale Care Home for the Disabled. For services to Disabled People
BEM Amanda Jane Scales Learning Ambassador, Learning and Work Institute. For services to Adult Learning and Skills
BEM Sandra Irene Showell Teacher, Peter Symonds College, Winchester. For services to education
BEM Gillian Kathleen Smith Founder and Manager, Gooseberry Bush Day Nursery, Camborne, Cornwall. For services to children and families
BEM Mark Richard Stockdale Volunteer, Hull Children’s University. For services to education
BEM Christopher Syrus Founder, SYRUS Consultancy C.I.C. For services to further education
BEM Ruth Marie Truelove Reading Assistant and Governor, Stepney Primary School, Hull and Volunteer, National Literacy Trust. For services to education

 

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