News story: New Year Honours list 2016: education and children’s services

The 2016 New Year Honours list, published on Thursday 31 December 2015, recognises 107 people for their service to education and children’s services. The list includes headteachers and classroom teachers, school governors, foster carers, children’s social workers, and people working in adoption and in early years settings.

Chris Wormald, Department for Education Permanent Secretary, said:

Congratulations to everyone who has been recognised in the New Year Honours List. They have made an outstanding contribution to education and children’s services. Their hard work and dedication is helping to improve the lives of children and young people and raising educational standards across the country, so that every child and young person can fulfil their potential.

If you know someone working in education or children’s services who deserves an honour please contact us at:

Honours.team@education.gsi.gov.uk

Looking for the latest Honours recipients? See the 2016 New Year Honours list

Award Title and name Short citation
Knight Sir Clive Cowdery Philanthropist and founder, Resolution Foundation. For services to children and social mobility.
Damehood Dame Susan Jowett Chief Executive, The Spencer Academies Trust; Executive Principal, George Spencer Academy, Nottingham. For services to education.
Knight Sir Steve Lancashire Founder and CEO, REAch2; Executive Headteacher, Hillyfield Primary Academy, London Borough of Waltham Forest. For services to education.
Damehood Dame Glenys Stacey Chief Regulator and Chief Executive, Ofqual. For services to education.
CBE Ms Sue Baldwin Director, Academies and Maintained Schools Group, Department for Education. For services to education.
CBE Mrs Rhona Barnfield Chief Executive Officer, The Howard Partnership Trust; Executive Head, Howard of Effingham School and Thomas Knyvett College, Surrey. For services to education.
CBE Mr Roy Blatchford Director, National Education Trust. For services to education.
CBE Professor Barry Carpenter International Professor of Learning Disabilities. For services to special educational needs.
CBE Mr David Lane Lately Vice-President, Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. For services to childcare and social work.
CBE Professor Julia Selwyn Professor and Director, Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies, Bristol University. For services to adoption and children’s social care.
CBE Mr Hugh Thornbery Chief Executive, Adoption UK. For services to children and families.
OBE Ms Eugenie Adams Headteacher, Baskerville Special and Residential School, Birmingham. For services to special educational needs and disabilities.
OBE Mr John Ayres Principal, Eden Multi-Academy Trust, Middlesex. For services to education
OBE Mr David Bartram Assistant headteacher, Lampton School, Hounslow, London. For services to special educational needs and disabilities.
OBE Mrs Juliana Beattie Founder, The Art Room. For services to education.
OBE Mrs Judith Bennett Lately Director, National Governors’ Association; Vice-Chair of Governors, Chalgrove Community Primary School, Oxfordshire. For services to education.
OBE Ms Evelynne Berger Primary Director, Harris Foundation; Lead advisor, London Challenge, Department for Education HM Inspector of Schools. For services to education.
OBE Mr John Cameron Head of Helplines, Child Protection Operations, NSPCC helpline. For services to child protection.
OBE Dr Nicholas Capstick Chief Executive Officer, White Horse Federation. For services to education.
OBE Mrs Lynn Chesterman Trustee and lately Chief Executive, Grandparents Plus. For services to children and families.
OBE Mr Neil Clephan Headteacher, Roundhay School, Leeds. For services to education.
OBE Ms Elaine Colquhoun Executive Principal, Whitefield Academy Trust, Walthamstow, London. For services to education.
OBE Mr Robin Douglas Chair of Trustees, The Who Cares? Trust, London. For services to children and young people.
OBE Dr Helen Jones Headteacher, Beacon Hill School and Business and Enterprise College, Tyne and Wear. For services to children with special educational needs and disabilities.
OBE Ms Bernadette Knill Lately Headteacher, Priory Woods Special School, Middlesbrough. For services to children with special educational needs.
OBE Mrs Maureen Martin Headteacher, Coloma Convent Girls’ School, Croydon. For services to education.
OBE Mrs Pauline Monaghan Chief Executive, The Rise Trust, Chippenham. For services to children and families.
OBE Dr Patricia Mucavele Head of Nutrition, Children’s Food Trust. For services to children and families
OBE Mrs Lynne Pepper Headteacher, Herringthorpe Infants School, Rotherham, and Enterprise Champion. For services to education.
OBE Mrs Sue Pettigrew Director, St Michael’s Fellowship, London. For services to children and families.
OBE Mrs Janet Rees Co-founder, Foster Care Associates; Non-executive Director, Core Assets Group. For services to children and families.
OBE Professor Ron Ritchie Chair of Board, Cabot Learning Federation Academies Trust; lately Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of the West of England. For services to education.
OBE Mrs Gillian Robinson Executive headteacher, Castle Hill School, Huddersfield. Services to children with special educational needs and disabilities.
OBE Mr Peter Rogers Director of Operations and Quality, 4Children; services to scouting in London. For services to children and families and voluntary service to young people.
OBE Councillor Katharine Tracey Cabinet member, Education and Children’s Services, Wandsworth Borough Council. For services to children and families.
OBE Mr Gary Wilder Executive headteacher, Furze Warren Hard Federation, Chadwell Heath, Romford. For services to education.
OBE Ms Venessa Willms Director of Primary Education, ARK Schools. For services to education.
MBE Mrs Kim Arrowsmith Manager, The Matchbox day nursery, Tower Hamlets. For services to children and families.
MBE Mrs Jackie Barnett Foster carer, Hertfordshire county council. For services to children and families.
MBE Mr David Bartlett Founder, Pear Tree Projects. For services to children and young people in the north east.
MBE Mr Robert Bass Head of Classics, Orwell Park School, Suffolk, Ipswich. For services to education.
MBE Mrs Jackie Bennett Foster carer, Wolverhampton city council. For services to children and families.
MBE Mr Clifford Bennett Foster carer, Wolverhampton city council. For services to children and families.
MBE Ms Carol Bottomley Higher Executive Officer, West Midlands regional team, Academies Group, Department for Education. For services to education and voluntary service to sport in Darlington.
MBE Mrs Dolores Bray-Ash Chair, Early Years Network Tower Hamlets; Vice-Chair of Governors, Charles Darwin School, Bromley. For services to children and families.
MBE Mrs Susan Broughton Lately Acting Chair of the Trustee Board, Deaf Education Through Listening and Talking charity. For services to children with special educational needs.
MBE Mrs Rita Byrne Lately School Improvement Officer, Liverpool. For services to education.
MBE Mr Paul Chubb Lately Executive Director, Careers England; Chair of Governors, The Dales School. For services to career education and guidance.
MBE Mr Ian Clayton Principal, Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form, Norwich. For services to education.
MBE Mr David Cowell Managing Director, Melton Learning Hub, Leicestershire. For services to vocational education.
MBE Mrs Hilary Dobbie Lately Principal, Moor House School and College, Oxted, Surrey. For services to children with special educational needs and disabilities.
MBE Mrs Ann Forbes Science teacher, Hertfordshire and Essex High School. For services to education in the UK and Uganda.
MBE Mrs Kathleen Gilbert Foster carer, Peterborough city council. For services to children and families.
MBE Mr Philip Gilbert Foster carer, Peterborough city council. For services to children and families.
MBE Mr Frederick Hanson Foster carer, Herefordshire council. For services to children and families.
MBE Mrs Violet Hanson Foster carer, Herefordshire council. For services to children and families.
MBE Mrs Trudi Harris Lately Chair of Trustees, Cherry Trees Respite Care, East Clandon, Surrey. For services to children with special educational needs and disabilities.
MBE Mr Duncan Haworth Chair of Governors, Woodfall Primary School, Little Neston, Cheshire. For services to education.
MBE Ms Linda Houston Higher Executive Officer, Academies Group, Infrastructure and Funding Directorate, Department for Education. For public and voluntary service to education.
MBE Mr Chris Howard Lately Chair of Governors, Saxon Wood School, Basingstoke. For services to special educational needs.
MBE Mr Martin Howarth Assistant Director, Children’s Services and Departmental Strategy Directorate, Department for Education. For services to children and education.
MBE Mr Stephen Humble Teaching fellow in PGCE maths, Newcastle University; freelance maths consultant. For services to education.
MBE Mr Christopher Hutton Chief Financial Officer, City of London Academies; facilitator, Academy Finance Director’s Forum. For services to education.
MBE Mr Michael Josephson North-west Divisional Vice President, NSPCC. For services to children.
MBE Ms Janet Leach Head of Disabled Children’s Services, London Borough of Enfield. For services to children with special educational needs.
MBE Ms Carmel McConnell Founder, Magic Breakfast charity. For services to school food.
MBE Mrs Heather McKissack Senior Mistress, King’s College School, Wimbledon. For services to education.
MBE Mrs Carol Nice Founder, Stepping Stones Play and Learn Group, Colchester. For services to children with special educational needs and disabilities.
MBE Ms Paulette Osborne Headteacher, St Matthew’s Church of England Primary School, Birmingham. For services to education.
MBE Mrs Janice Pallas Chair, NSPCC Fundraising Committee, Newcastle upon Tyne. For services to children and families.
MBE Mr David Peck Chair of Governors, Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College, Halifax, West Yorkshire. For services to education.
MBE Mrs Diane Price Founder, InDiGo charity. For services to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families in Blackburn and Darwen, Lancashire.
MBE Mrs Edith Ray Group Scout Leader and classroom assistant, Alex Macleod School, Abbey Wood, London. For services to education.
MBE Mrs Linda Robinson Co-founder and Senior Co-ordinator, The Home-Start Scheme, Uttlesford. For services to children and families.
MBE Mrs Lindsey Rousseau Founder and facilitator, National Sensory Impairment Partnership, National Deaf Children’s Society, London. For services to special educational needs.
MBE Mrs Kathleen Shayler Foster carer, Wolverhampton council fostering service. For services to children and families.
MBE Mr Roy Shayler Foster carer, Wolverhampton council fostering service. For services to children and families.
MBE Ms Enza Smith Founder, Kinship Carers UK. For services to children and families.
MBE Mrs Margaret Southworth Chair of Governors, The SABDEN Multi-Academy Trust, East Sussex. For services to education.
MBE Mr Gordon Stubberfield Chair of Governors, Southgate School, Enfield. For services to education.
MBE Mrs Patrice Thomas Foster carer, London borough of Brent. For services to children and families.
MBE Mr Barrie Thomas Lately Chair of the Board of Trustees, Torch Academy Gateway Trust. For services to education and to the community in Bingham, Nottinghamshire.
MBE Mrs Catherine Tindall Lately Head of Early Years, Newfield Special School, Blackburn. For services to children with special educational needs and disabilities.
MBE Mr Richard Tovey Honorary Life Member of The Independent Association of Prep Schools, Leamington Spa. For services to education.
MBE Mrs Yvonne Weatherhead For services to education.
MBE Mr Christopher Williams Psychological support services for young people, Lancashire. For services to special educational needs.
MBE Mrs Pauline Wilson Headteacher, Ursuline Preparatory School, Essex. For services to education.
MBE Mr Howard Wood Lately teacher, Oathall Community College, West Sussex. For services to education.
MBE Mrs Jill Woodhouse Children’s services practitioner, NSPCC. For services to children.
BEM Mr Adrian Botham Chairman, Pantonic All Stars Steel Band; community volunteer. For services to education.
BEM Mrs Janet Bucknell Lately school support worker, Lonsdale School, Stevenage. For services to special educational needs and disabilities.
BEM Mrs Ailsa Button Founder, The Gemmery Mother and Toddler Group, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. For services to children and families.
BEM Mr Paul Chidgey Chair of Governors, The Barlow RC High School and Specialist Science College, Manchester. For services to education.
BEM Mrs Gaynor Clegg Senior Lunchtime Supervisor, Ravensthorpe CE (C) Junior School, Dewsbury. For services to education.
BEM Mrs Helen Fowler Volunteer reading assistant, St George’s Infant School and Woodside Junior School, Amersham. For services to children and reading.
BEM Mr Michael Galloway-Allbut Governor and lately Chair of Governors, Catherine Infant School, Leicester. For services to education
BEM Mrs Maureen Gould Chair of Governors, Oak View School, Loughton. For services to education.
BEM Ms Gail Hall Vice Chair, Warrington Parents and Carers. For services to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
BEM Mrs Kay Harvey For voluntary and charitable services to children, young people and families in Badersfield, Norfolk.
BEM Mrs Keelie Hill Teaching assistant, Sherbourne Fields School; Coventry and Sherbourne Stars Coach. For services to children with special educational needs and disabilities.
BEM Mrs Shirley Holt School volunteer, Chorley New Road Primary School, Horwich, Bolton; community volunteer. For services to education.
BEM Mr Clive Hubery Chair of Governors, The Oaks Secondary School, Spennymoor, Co Durham. For services to education.
BEM Mrs Marie-Teresa Lomas Teaching assistant, William Hulme’s Grammar School, Manchester. For services to education and to the community in Manchester.
BEM Mr Keith Ottywill School volunteer, Centre Academy East Anglia, Ipswich. For services to education.
BEM Mr Peter Twyman Music teacher, Lipson Co-operative Academy, Plymouth, Devon. For services to young people and music.
BEM Mrs Barbara Wilkins Owner, Jack and Jill Pre-school, Essex. For services to education.
BEM Mrs Alison Wrigley Director, Just So Singers Choir, Surrey. For services to education.
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