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Honours list 2014: education and children’s services

The New Year list includes headteachers, teachers, school governors, foster carers, people working in adoption and supporting families.

The New Year Honours list was published on Monday 30 December.

Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Education, commended all of the recipients:

I congratulate everyone from across the department’s sphere of business who have had their outstanding work recognised in the New Year Honours list. Their contribution is helping every child to fulfill their potential, whatever their background or circumstances.

Award Forename Surname Short citation
Damehood (DBE) Kathy August Lately Executive Director of Education, The Education Fellowship, and lately Principal of Manchester Academy. For services to education.
Damehood (DBE) Rachel de Souza Lately Executive Principal, Ormiston Victory Academy, Norwich, Norfolk. For services to education.
Knighthood (Sir) Michael Griffiths Headmaster, Northampton School for Boys, and President of Association of School and College Leaders. For services to education.
Damehood (DBE) Celia Hoyles Lately Director, National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics. For services to education.
Damehood (DBE) Alison Peacock Headteacher, Wroxham Primary School, Hertfordshire. For services to education.
Knighthood (Sir) Craig Tunstall Executive Headteacher, Gipsy Hill Federation, London. For services to education.
Knighthood (Sir) Michael Wilkins Chief Executive, Outwood Grange Family of Schools. For services to education.
Award Forename Surname Short Citation
CBE Claire Axten Headteacher, Brookside Community Primary School, Somerset. For services to education.
CBE Dr Jane Doughty Lately Director, Design and Development, Leadership Division, National College for Teaching and Leadership. For services to education.
CBE Matt Dunkley Director of Children’s Services, East Sussex County Council. For services to children, young people and families.
CBE Hadyn Evans Headteacher, Sir John Cass Foundation and Redcoat Church of England Secondary School, Tower Hamlets, London. For services to education.
CBE Maggie Farrar Lately Strategic Director for Leadership Development, National College for School Leadership. For services to education.
CBE David Holmes Lately Chief Executive, British Association for Adoption and Fostering. For services to children and families.
CBE Professor Stephen Scott Director, National Academy for Parenting Research. For services to families.
CBE Louise Smith Lately Executive Headteacher, Ingrow and Long Lee Primary Schools, Federation, Bradford. For services to education.
CBE Elaine White Headteacher, St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School, Gateshead. For services to education and voluntary service to people with disabilities.
Award Forename Surname Short Citation
OBE Susan Alford Headteacher, Dunkirk Primary School, Dunkirk, Nottingham. For services to education.
OBE Gill Bal Headteacher, Wembley High Technology College, London Borough of Brent. For services to education.
OBE Shahed Ahmed Battiwala Headteacher, Elmhurst Primary School, Newham. For services to education.
OBE Lindsey Clark Executive Principal, Park View School, The Academy of Mathematics and Science, Birmingham. For services to education.
OBE Connie Cooling Headteacher, Bousfield Primary School, London. For services to education.
OBE Cathy Court Co-founder, Netmums.com. For services to families.
OBE David Cracknell Director of Teaching and Learning, University of Chester Academies Trust, University of Chester, Cheshire. For services to education.
OBE Sarah Creighton Executive Principal of The Hill, Gooseacre and Littleworth Grange Primary Academies, South Yorkshire. For services to education.
OBE Shirley-Anne Crosbie Headteacher, The Chiltern School, Caddington, Bedfordshire. For services to children with special needs education.
OBE Sally Davies Principal, Thriftwood Special School, Chelmsford. For services special needs education.
OBE Caroline Davis Chief Executive, Families for Children. For services to children and families in south-west England.
OBE Judith Donnelly Head, Pennywell Early Years Centre, Sunderland. For services to children.
OBE Cynthia Eubank Executive Headteacher, Grinling Gibbons and Lucas Vale Primary Schools, Lewisham. For services to education.
OBE Sarah Evans Lately Headteacher, King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham, and Chair, Independent Schools’ Teacher Induction Panel, for services to education.
OBE Paul Fallon Independent Chair, Croydon Safeguarding Children Board, and Trustee, Crime Reducation Initiatives. For services to child protection.
OBE Siobhan Freegard Co-founder, Netmums.com. For services to families.
OBE Roland Gooding Headteacher, Valence Special School, Westerham, Kent. For services to education.
OBE Sally Hayes-Smith Founder and Executive Director, Actions for Kids charity. For services to children and young people.
OBE Sofina Islam Headteacher, Stanton Bridge Primary School, Coventry. For services to education.
OBE Bridget Lindley Deputy Chief Executive and Principal Legal Adviser, Family Rights Group. For services to families.
OBE Professor Sonia Livingstone Professor, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics. For services to children and child internet safety.
OBE Edward Lloyd Chairman, Edward Lloyd Trust, London. For services to young people with intellectual disabilities.
OBE Professor Jenny Pearce Professor of Young People and Public Policy, University of Bedfordshire. For services to vulnerable children and young people.
OBE Terence Prendergast Lately Chief Executive, Marriage Care. For services to families.
OBE Kathryn Rudd Principal, National Star College. For services to education.
OBE Sarah Russell Co-founder, Netmums.com. For services to families.
OBE Holly Turner Grade 7, Academies Performance and Brokerage North Division, Department for Education. For services to education and voluntary service to the Girl Guides in Darlington.
OBE Gareth Williams Principal, West Kirby Residential School. For services in special needs education.
OBE Linda Wyon Founder and Honorary President, Bath Child Contact Centre. For services to children and families.
Award Forename Surname Short Citation
MBE Jackie Axelby Trustee and Non-Executive Director, Azure Charitable Enterprises. For services to young people with special educational needs.
MBE Nicholas Back Member, Cirdan Sailing Trust, Essex. For services to young people.
MBE Patricia Bleau Founder, Chantelle Bleau Memorial Fund, and Foster Carer, Bradford. For services to children, young people and families.
MBE Anne Bryden Lately Language Teacher, St Edwards Church of England School and Sixth-Form College, Havering. For services to education.
MBE Kathleen Buckley Foster carer, County Durham. For services to children and families.
MBE Jill Carr Human Resources Director, Pendennis Shipyard, Falmouth. For services to education.
MBE Harold Cockcroft Foster carer, Oldham. For services to children and families.
MBE Glenys Cockcroft Foster carer, Oldham. For services to children and families.
MBE Anthony Coffey Teacher and Director of Learning for Performing Arts and Multi-Media, Landau Forte College, Derbyshire. For services to education.
MBE William Cox Life President, Federation for Detached Youth Work, Leicester, and Chair of Trustees, Belvedere Community Activity Centre, Liverpool. For services to young people.
MBE Bill (William) Dennison Chair of Governors, Parkview Academy, Chester-le-Street, Co Durham. For services to education.
MBE Anne Dixon Volunteer and Organiser, Art for Youth, London. For services to young people.
MBE Harriet Foges Foster carer, London Borough of Camden. For services to children and families.
MBE Chris Foster Lately Higher Executive Officer, Education Standards Directorate Support Team, Department for Education. For services to education and the community in Durham.
MBE Jeffrey Gardner Director, Berkshire Youth and Vice President, National Boys and Girls Club. For services to young people.
MBE Ann Green Special Educational Needs Teacher, Speech and Language Centre, Croydon. For services to education.
MBE Peter Grover Cub Scout Leader, 8th Norwich Sea Scout Group. For services to children and young people.
MBE Lucie Heyes Social Worker and Media Spokeperson, College of Social Work. For services to children and families.
MBE Margaret Houghton Head of French, Carmel College, St Helens. For services to education.
MBE Roger Hurrion County Vice President, Greater London South West Scouts. For services to young people.
MBE Elizabeth Insley Foster carer, Plymouth. For services to children and families.
MBE John Insley Foster carer, Plymouth. For services to children and families.
MBE David Kemp Music teacher and Assistant Headteacher, Queen Elizabeth Humanities College, Herefordshire. For services to education.
MBE Michael Kennedy Birkenhead Youth and Community Worker, Merseyside. For services to children and families.
MBE Muriel Kimmons Lately History teacher, Netherthorpe School, Derbyshire. For services to education.
MBE Angela Kirkham Manager, Victoria Brook Childcare Centre and Nursery School, Chadderton, Oldham. For services to children and families.
MBE Susan Lloyd Synthetic Phonics Advocate. For services to education.
MBE William Lonsdale Teacher of the Performing Arts, Sandbach School, Cheshire. For services to education.
MBE Michael Lowry Manager Barton Moss Secure Care Centre, Salford. For services to children.
MBE Barrie Martin Chair of Governors, Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet. For services to education.
MBE Joan Martin Chair of Governors, Northampton School for Girls. For services to education.
MBE Alison Middleton Senior Executive Officer, Academy Converters Division, Infrastructure and Funding Directorate, Department for Education. For services to education and the community in Rotherham.
MBE Brian Miles Board Director, All Saints Community Development Company, Birmingham. For services to young people.
MBE Margaret Nicholson For services to education in the north-east of England.
MBE John Payton Co-founder and Lately Manager, Haslingden Community Link and Children’s Centre, Lancashire. For services to children and families.
MBE Derek Phillips Foster carer, Bedfordshire. For services to children and families.
MBE Hazel Phillips Foster carer, Bedfordshire. For services to children and families.
MBE Gwilym Price National Director of Sport, Independent Schools Association. For services to education and sport.
MBE Ann Rae Chair of Governors, Selly Park Technology College. For services to education.
MBE Mary Richardson Foster carer, Exmouth, Devon. For services to children and families.
MBE John Richardson Foster carer, Exmouth, Devon. For services to children and families.
MBE Dr Carol Robinson Special Educational Needs Consultant. For services to children with special educational needs.
MBE Kathleen Robinson Chair of Governors, Bishop Thomas Grant School, Lambeth. For services to education.
MBE Estelle Rowe National Director Headstart Programme, Engineering Development Trust. For services to education.
MBE Chris Smart Chair of Governors, Our Lady’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Princethorpe, Rugby, Warwickshire. For services to education.
MBE Nigel Spencer Teacher, All Saints Church of England Primary School, Essex. For services to education.
MBE Richard Sutherland Honorary Chair, Board of Trustees, Birtenshaw School, Bolton. For services to education and the community in Bolton.
MBE Elliott Ward Chair of Governors, Dame Allan Schools, Newcastle upon Tyne. For services to education and to the community in Newcastle.
MBE Councillor Alan Weinberg Chair of Governors, Beal High School, Ilford. For services to education and the community in the London Borough of Redbridge.
MBE Jean Wolstenholme For services to children and young people in Lancashire.
MBE Janette Wood Physical Education teacher and Sports Partnership Manager, Freman College, Hertfordshire. For services to education.
Award Forename Surname Short Citation
BEM Roger Baker Scout Leader, 3rd Southgate Scout and Guide Group, London. For services to young people.
BEM Hilary Baker Assistant Scout Leader, 3rd Southgate Scout and Guide Group. For services to young people.
BEM George Beardsall Founder, Marsden Sports Hall, Huddersfield. For services to children and young people.
BEM Janet Berlin NSPCC Branch Chairman, Bromley, Kent. For services to vulnerable children and to the community in Bromley.
BEM Philip Brandeis Founder, Chaverim, Salford. For services to children and young people.
BEM Penny Brookman Volunteer Dance and Drama Teacher, Kintbury St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, Berkshire.
BEM Rose Chandler Lately Play Leader, Bolingbroke Playgroup, Wandsworth, London. For services to children.
BEM John Cliff Volunteer in Child Protection, Bromley. For services to children and families.
BEM Pamela Cottle President, West Gloucester Girl Guiding Division. For services to children and young people.
BEM Joan Cusack Reading volunteer, Woodlands Meed School, West Sussex. For services to education.
BEM Christina Derrick Team Manager, Safeguarding Children Team, Derby City Council. For services to children and young people.
BEM Ann Donnarumma Volunteer in Child Protection and Cruse Bereavement Care, Bromley, Kent. For services to children and families in Kent.
BEM Julie Duffy Chief Officer, the WHAT? Centre, Stourbridge. For services to children and families.
BEM Michael Dunning Chairman and Trustee, Brunswick Youth Club, Fulham. For services to young people.
BEM Clive Gritten Scout and Duke of Edinburgh Scheme Volunteer, Norfolk. For services to children, young people and the community in Norfolk.
BEM Judith Haughton Lately Captain, 2nd Oldham Girls’ Brigade Company. For services to children and young people.
BEM Lily Herbert-Blankson Nursery Supervisor, Kings College, London. For services to children.
BEM Maud Hobbs Volunteer, North Waltham Primary School, Hampshire. For services to education.
BEM Diane Hooley Adminstrator, Eastcroft School, Kirkby, Liverpool. For services to education.
BEM Michele Jones Field Officer For Integrated Youth Services, Kent. For services to young people.
BEM Laurence Loft Lately Chairman, Local Safeguarding of Children Board, Blackburn with Darwen. For services to children and young people.
BEM Patricia Madden Volunteer, Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School, Bristol. For services to education.
BEM Barbara-Anne Mills Owner, St James Pre-School Link and Pre-school Carer, Bournemouth. For services to education.
BEM Margaret Rigby Member, Chorley Trefoil Guild. For services to the Girl Guides.
BEM Jenny Salter Volunteer, Green Street Green Primary School, Orpington, Kent. For services to education.
BEM David Spencer Lately Founder and Lead Worker, Southmead Adventure Playground, Bristol. For services to children and young people.
BEM Eileen Withrington School volunteer, St Jude and St Paul’s Church of England Primary School, Islington. For services to education.
BEM Gillian Wood District Secretary and District Scout Council, Bedfordshire. For services to children.
BEM Christine Yarborough Senior Organiser, Banbury and Chipping Norton Home-Start. For services to children and families.

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