News story: Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015: education and children’s services

The 2015 Birthday Honours list, published on Friday 12 June 2015, recognises 108 people for their service to education and children’s services. This includes teachers, school governors, foster carers and many others.

Chris Wormald, Department for Education Permanent Secretary, said:

Congratulations to those who have been recognised as part of the Birthday Honours list for their contribution to education and children’s services this year. Their achievements and dedication are 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.

Knight (Kt)

Award Name Short citation
Kt Sir Kevan Collins Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation. For services to education
Kt Sir Tom Jeffery Lately Director General, Children’s Services and Departmental Strategy Directorate. For services to the Department for Education
Kt Sir Nick Weller Executive Principal, Dixons Academies, Bradford. For services to education

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Award Name Short citation
CBE Mr Norman Goodwin Chief Executive, Adoption Matters Northwest. For services to social work and adoption
CBE Ms Diana Owen Chief Executive and Trustee, LEAD Academy Trust. For services to education
CBE Mufti Hamid Patel Chief Executive, Tauheedul Education. For services to education
CBE councillor David Simmonds Deputy Leader, London borough of Hillingdon and Executive Member, Local Government Association. For services to children, families and to local government
CBE Ms Frankie Sulke Executive Director, children and young people, Lewisham, London. For services to education

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Award Name Short citation
OBE Ms Sarah Bailey Executive Headteacher, Queensbridge Primary School, De Beauvoir School and Mapledene Children’s Centre, Hackney. For services to education
OBE Mrs Donna Barratt Headteacher, Glebe Primary School, Harrow. For services to education
OBE Ms Elizabeth Bull Lately Headteacher, Slated Row School, Milton Keynes. For services to education
OBE Mr Nicky Campbell Patron, British Association for Adoption. For services to adoption
OBE Ms Patrice Canavan Headteacher, Oaklands School, Tower Hamlets, London. For services to education
OBE Ms Lauren Costello Executive Headteacher, The Federation of Moredon Primary and Nursery School and Rodbourne Cheney Primary School, Swindon. For services to education
OBE Ms Lesley Davies Council member and education trustee, NACRO. For services to education
OBE Mrs Edwina Grant Chair, Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, Solihull council. For services to safeguarding children and young people
OBE Ms Sharon Gray Headteacher, Netherfield Primary School, Nottingham. For services to education
OBE Mr Andrew Griffiths Lately Headteacher, Ellowes Hall Sports College, Dudley, West Midlands. For services to education
OBE Mr Jack Hatch Headteacher, St Bede Church of England Primary Academy, Bolton. For services to education
OBE Mr James Hempsall National Support Director, Achieving Two Year Olds (A2YO). For services to childcare
OBE Mr John Henderson Executive Headteacher, White Woods Multi Academy Trust, Rotherham. For services to education
OBE Mr Kevin Hollins Lately Principal, Knutsford Academy, Cheshire. For services to education
OBE Ms Georgetta Holloway Director, The Central Learning Partnership Trust and Headteacher, Heath Park Academy, Wolverhampton. For services to education
OBE Ms Sally Jaeckle Early Years Services Manager, Bristol city council and Senior Advisor, South West National Strategies. For services to early years education
OBE Mr Thomas Mannion Headteacher, St Aloysius College, Islington. For services to education
OBE Mr Peter McPartland Headteacher, Trinity Special School, London borough of Barking and Dagenham. For services to special educational needs
OBE Dr Dayo Olukoshi Principal, Brampton Manor Academy, East Ham, London. For services to education
OBE Ms Margaret Randles Co-founder and Director, Busy Bees Group. For services to children and families
OBE Mrs Sue Robb National Head of Early Years, 4Children. For services to children and families
OBE Mrs Elizabeth Seers Headteacher, Heaton School, Stockport. For services to children with special educational needs and disabilities
OBE Mr David Sellens Headteacher, Thomas Jones Primary School, Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea. For services to education
OBE Mrs Margaret Walpole Lately Headteacher, Paddock School, Wandsworth. For services to children with special educational needs and disabilities
OBE Mr John Woodward Chief Executive Officer, Busy Bees Group. For services to early years education

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Award Name Short citation
MBE Mr Raymond Barker Chairman of Governors, Honilands Primary School, Enfield and Director, British Education Supplies Association. For services to education
MBE Mrs Sharon Bell Broadwater Children’s Centre Manager, Stevenage. For services to children and families
MBE Mrs Alice Bennett Principal, Madresfield Early Years Centre, Worcestershire. For services to early years education
MBE Ms Jenny Boyd Headteacher, Rosewood Special Free School, Southampton. For services to special education
MBE Mrs Rosemary Campbell-Stephens Educator, Consultant, Equality and Diversity Leader and Leadership Trainer. For services to education
MBE Mrs Suzanne Chambers Partnership Headteacher Tutor, University of Cumbria, Lancashire. For services to education
MBE Mrs Cecily Coburn Foster Carer, Lincolnshire. For services to children and families
MBE Mr Charles Coburn Foster Carer, Lincolnshire. For services to children and families
MBE Ms Clare Collins Lately Chair of Governors, Weyfield Primary Academy, Surrey. For services to education and school governance
MBE Mrs Janet Collins Chair, Millmead Children’s Centre Partnership Ltd, Kent. For services to children and families
MBE Mrs Christine Cook Lately School Inclusion Manager, Hayes Primary School. For services to special educational needs and disabilities
MBE Ms Emma Cravitz Educational Psychologist. For services to children and families particularly in London
MBE Mrs Linda Crawley Chair of Governors and Proposer, Alban City School. For services to education
MBE Ms Cathy Davis Foster Carer, Tyneside. For services to children and families
MBE Miss Jenny Deeks Director, Coin Street Family and Children’s Centre, Lambeth and Southwark. For services to children and families
MBE Mr Kenneth Deeks Founder, Byte Night and Fundraiser, Action for Children. For services to Children
MBE Mr Henry Dimbleby Restaurateur. For services to school food
MBE Ms Julie Elliot Adopter, Lancashire. For services to adoption
MBE Mr Roger Elliot Adopter, Lancashire. For services to adoption
MBE Dr Helen Foley Co-founder, Guildford Adventure Play Centre. For services to disabled children and their families
MBE Mr Robert Goddard Foster Carer, Brighton and Hove. For services to children and families
MBE Mrs Ann Greenop Foster Carer, Liverpool. For services to children and families
MBE Mr Michael Greenop Foster Carer, Liverpool city council. For services to children and families
MBE Mrs Christine Gregoire Foster Carer, Lancashire. For services to children and families
MBE Mr Harold Gregoire Foster Carer, Lancashire. For services to children and families
MBE Mrs Julia Grove Chair, Free Church Education Committee. For services to education
MBE Mr Robert Hadfield Chair of Governors, Crampton Primary School, Walworth, London. For services to education
MBE Mrs Bernardette Holmes Teacher and Modern Languages Education Advocate. For services to education
MBE Miss Louise Hough Assistant Head of Service, Resonate, Liverpool’s Music Hub. For Services to music education
MBE Mrs Joan Jackson-Callen Social worker, Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea. For services to children and families
MBE Mrs Lynn Jones Assistant Principal, Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy, Staffordshire. For services to education
MBE Mr Peter Kessler Founder and Chair of Governors, Eden Primary School, Muswell Hill, London. For services to education
MBE Mrs Claire Layland Lately Special Educational Needs Teacher, Plymouth. For services to education
MBE Ms Donna Lewis Head of Consolidation and Financial Reporting, Education Funding Agency. For services to education
MBE Ms Jean Lewis Chair of Governors, Ashmount Special School, Loughborough. For services to education
MBE Mr Robert Love Local Authority Governor, Morden Mount and other Primary Schools, Greenwich, London. For services to education
MBE Mrs Ann McDonald Voluntary Trusts Secretary, The Mary Budding Trust. For services to children and young people with special educational needs
MBE Mrs Lynda Myles-Till Ambassador, Action for Children Ambassador. For services to children and young people
MBE Miss Michelle Newman Threshold Team Manager, Plymouth. For services to children and families
MBE Ms Jennifer Ngulube Foster Carer for Swiss Foster Care, Leeds. For services to children
MBE Mrs Heather Ogburn Founder, HMS Heroes. For services to education
MBE Mrs Jillian Parker Founder, Eastbourne Area Parents Action Group and JPK Sussex Project, Eastbourne. For services to children and adults with a learning disability and their families
MBE Mrs Aileen Parry Chair of Governors, Oaklands School, Cheshire. For services to special educational needs and disabilities
MBE Mrs Alison Pendle Founder and Committee Member, West Wiltshire Portage Service. For services to special educational needs and disabilities
MBE Mr David Pickthall Music Teacher, Brentwood School, Essex. For services to education and to charity
MBE Mr Garry Reed Headteacher, Swimbridge Church of England Primary School, North Devon. For services to education
MBE Mrs Frances Rodger Volunteer, Early Years Sector and Founder, Rodett playgroups. For services to children and early education
MBE Mrs Karen Ross Chief Executive, Relate Berkshire. For services to children and families
MBE Mr Michael Routledge Foster Carer, Wirral. For services to children and families
MBE Mrs Margaret Sampson Chair, The Children’s Society Fundraising Committee, Somerset. For services to Children
MBE Ms Jennifer Semahimbo Programme Manager, Streetwise Project, Coventry. For services to children
MBE Ms Yasvanti Shah Head of Adoption and Improvement, Kent county council. For services to children and families
MBE Mr Thomas Toumazis Chairman, ChildLine Board, London. For services to children
MBE Mr John Vincent Restaurateur. For services to school food
MBE Mrs Margaret Watson Foster Carer, Northumberland. For services to children and families
MBE Mrs Christine Whatton Foster Carer, Wolverhampton. For services to children and families
MBE Mr John Whatton Foster Carer, Wolverhampton. For services to children and families
MBE Mrs Sheila Williams Volunteer, Petts Wood Playgroup, Kent. For services to children with special educational needs and their families

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Award Name Short citation
BEM Mrs Helen Ayling Vice-chair of Governors, Uplands School, Sandhurst. For services to education
BEM Mrs Anne Callaghan Parenting Practitioner, Nottinghamshire. For services to children and families
BEM Ms Bridget Cluley Trustee, Hope and Homes for Children and Fundraiser, Divisional Vice President and Trustee, NSPCC. For services to children and families
BEM Miss Ann Corbett Childminder, Bradford. For services to children
BEM Mrs Sandra Evans Childminder and Community Leader, Hertfordshire. For services to children and families
BEM Mrs Caroline Fowke Volunteer, Wilshire Dyslexia Association and Governor, Sheldon School, Wiltshire. For services to children with special educational needs and disabilities
BEM Mrs Judy Graham Volunteer Fundraising Supporter, Chelsea Branch Chairman, NSPCC. For services to children
BEM Ms Anne Heath Trustee, Home-Start Westminster. For services to children and families
BEM Mrs Ruth Jubert Chair, Home Start Guildford. For services to children and families
BEM Mrs Claire Judge Lately Volunteer, Development Committee, Ashurst Wood Community Pre-School. For services to early years education
BEM Mr Peter Kelly Founder and Volunteer, the Arrows Basketball Club, Sheffield. For services to physical education
BEM Mrs Deborah Lammin Choir Mistress, Burntwood School Chamber Choir, London. For services to education
BEM Mrs Anne Lloyd Drama Teacher, Fenham, Newcastle Upon Tyne. For services to education and to the community in Newcastle Upon Tyne
BEM Mrs Glenda Mee Teaching Assistant, Impington Village College, Cambridgeshire. For services to young people with special educational needs and disabilities
BEM Mrs Julie Nixon Foster Carer, Credocare, Kent. For services to children and families
BEM Ms Maurizia Quarta Volunteer, Co-founder and Chair of Wiltshire, Parent Carer council. For services to children and families
BEM Mrs Mary Snell Voluntary School Swimming Assistant, Liskeard, Cornwall. For services to physical education
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