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Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016: education and children's services

The Queen’s Birthday Honours list recognises 109 people for contributions to education, children's services, equality and diversity.

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The Birthday Honours list published on Friday 10 June 2016 recognises over 100 people for their service to education, children’s services and those who have made a difference to equality and diversity. The list includes headteachers and school teachers, school governors, foster carers, children’s social workers, and people working in adoption and in early years settings.

Jonathan Slater, Department for Education Permanent Secretary, said:

Congratulations to the award winners in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Their outstanding contributions are improving the lives of children and young people through excellent care and education, and promoting LGBT and women’s equality as well as diversity more widely.

If you know someone working in education or children’s services or making a significant impact in advancing 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 2016 Birthday Honours list

Knight (Kt)/Dame (DBE)

Award Name Short citation
Kt/DBE Alice Hudson Executive Headteacher, Twyford Church of England Academies Trust. For services to education
Kt/DBE Christine Lenehan Director, Council for Disabled Children, London. For services to children and young people
Kt/DBE Paul Marshall Chairman, Ark Schools and Lead Non-Executive Board Member for the Department for Education. For services to education and philanthropy
Kt/DBE Benita Refson President, Place2Be. For services to education

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Award Name Short citation
CBE Colin Diamond Executive Director of Education, Birmingham city council. For services to education
CBE Elizabeth Horne CEO, Horizons Specialist Academies Trust, Stockton. For services to education
CBE Eleanor Schooling Lately Director of Children’s Services, London borough of Islington. For service to children and families
CBE Tony Sewell Founder, Generating Genius and Member of the London Schools Excellence Fund Expert Advisory Group. For services to education
CBE John Stephens Deputy Director, Teaching Schools and School Improvement, National College for Teaching and Leadership. For services to the Department for Education and voluntary service in Manchester
CBE Malcolm Trobe Interim General Secretary, The Associaton of School and College Leaders. For services to education
CBE Patricia Walters Lately Headteacher, Holte Visual and Performing Arts College. For services to education
CBE Janet Woods Director of Secondary Academies (North), United Learning Trust. For services to education

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Award Name Short citation
OBE Julian Appleyard Principal, Rochdale Sixth Form College, Lancashire. For services to education
OBE Alison Boulton Lately Chief Executive, Association of National Specialist Colleges. For services to education
OBE Kevin Boyle Headteacher, Oaklands School, Winsford, Cheshire, and Branch Secretary, NAHT Cheshire. For services to education
OBE Andrew Brown Headteacher, West View Primary School, Hartlepool. For services to education
OBE Andrew Burns Executive Principal, The Redhill Academy Trust, Nottinghamshire. For services to education
OBE Nicola Clemo Lately Social Worker and Service Director for Children’s Social Care, Cambridgeshire county council. For services to children
OBE Simon Dean Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Challenger Troop, Community Impact Category. For services to education
OBE Shaista Gohir Trustee and Chair, Muslim Women’s Network UK. For services to gender equality and women’s rights
OBE Pauline Hagen Principal, North East Wakefield College, Pontefract. For services to education
OBE Richard Hill Lately Headteacher of Colnbrook Special School, Hertfordshire. For services to education
OBE Estelle Macdonald CEO, Hull Collaborative Academy Trust and CEO, Hull Collaborative Teaching School Alliance, and Head of Collingwood Primary School, Hull. For services to education
OBE Debbie Rogan Executive Headteacher, The Wickford CofE Infant School and CEO of HEARTs Multi-Academy Trust, Essex. For services to education
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Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Award Name Short citation  
MBE Michael Allured Policy Adviser, Children in Care, Children’s Services and Departmental Strategy Directorate. For services to the Department for Education and to charity  
MBE Elly Barnes Founder and Chief Executive, Educate and Celebrate. For services to equality and diversity  
MBE Margaret Bersey Social Worker and Team Manager, Plymouth city council. For services to children and families  
MBE Adrian Bowater Member, Academies Finance and Assurance Steering Group, Education Funding Agency and Director of Finance, Walsall Academy. For services to education  
MBE Robin Buckland Founder, The Childrens Holiday Foundation charity, North Devon. For services to children  
MBE Andrew Child Chair of Governors, High Storrs School, Sheffield. For services to education  
MBE Peter Chisholm Deputy Headteacher, Warden Park School, Cuckfield. For services to education and charity fundraising and sport for young people  
MBE Taiyabur Rahman Chowdhury Lately, Adoption Social Worker, Bradford city council. For services to children and families  
MBE Rosemary Cleave Fundraiser and Chair, Huddersfield branch, NSPCC. For services to children  
MBE Deloris Collett Foster Carer, Birmingham city council and Chair, Birmingham Foster Care Association. For services to children and families  
MBE John Cornally Executive Headteacher, Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College, Altrincham, Cheshire. For services to education  
MBE Marion Cornick Founder, The Loddon School, Sherfield-on-Loddon, Hampshire. For services to education  
MBE Irene Cullen Foster Carer, Newcastle city council. For services to children and families  
MBE Michael Cullen Foster Carer, Newcastle city council. For services to children and families  
MBE Lorraine Dooley Co-founder and Manager, The Tower Hamlets Opportunity Group. For services to children  
MBE Bernadette Dornan Lately Independent Reviewing Officer, Birmingham city council. For services to children and families  
MBE Susan Dwyer Lately Manager, Wellington Avenue Methodist Friendship Centre, Picton, Liverpool. For services to children and families  
MBE Sally Evans Co-founder, Trinity Specialist College, Birmingham. For services to education  
MBE Esther Fletcher Chair, West and Chester Branch, National Autistic Society. For services to education  
MBE Alison Gilligan Adopter for Plymouth city council, Devon. For services to children  
MBE Thomas Gilligan Adopter for Plymouth city council, Devon. For services to children  
MBE Frederica Griffin Head of Care of Residential Provision, Horizons Specialist Academy, Thornaby, Stockton on Tees. For services to education and young people with complex learning needs  
MBE Simon Griffiths Headteacher, Lindens Primary School, Streetly, West Midlands. For services to education  
MBE Iffat Hameed Teacher, King Edward VII School, Sheffield. For services to education and the community in Sheffield  
MBE Anne Harvey Social Worker, Approved Mental Health Practitioner and Children’s Social Care Service Manager, Sefton Metropolitan borough council. For services to children and families  
MBE Diana Hasting Trustee, Parents and Children Together charity. For services to children and families  
MBE Ishbel Herd Music Teacher and Community Volunteer. For services to education and young people  
MBE Alan Jerome Lately Life President, Bradford Grammar School and lately Vice Chair of Corporation, Bradford College. For services to education and the community in Bradford  
MBE Marion Kirkham Lately Volunteer, North West of England. For voluntary services to children and young people in the North West of England  
MBE Marian Lee Teacher, Gordon Primary School, Thamesmead, Greenwich. For services to education  
MBE Robert MacPherson Children in Care Division, Children’s Services, Equalities and Communications Directorate. For services to the Department for Education  
MBE Margaret Malpas Joint Chair, The British Dyslexia Association. For services to education  
MBE Jane McConnell Lately Chief Executive, Independent Parental Special Education Advice, Essex. For services to education  
MBE Valerie McGregor Education Advisor for Academies and Free Schools, Department for Education. For services to education  
MBE Rachel Medill Founder and CEO, Ride High Charity. For services to young people  
MBE Matthew Miller National Leader of Governance and Chair of Governors, Highlands School, Enfield. For services to education  
MBE Andrew Morris Teacher, Westcroft Sports and Applied Learning College and Founder, Timken Vocational Training Centre and Sunbeam Enterprises. For services to special education  
MBE Lara Newman Property Adviser on Free Schools, Education Funding Agency. For services to education  
MBE Elaine Nicholson Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Action for Asperger’s, Northamptonshire. For services to education and Asperger’s awareness  
MBE Ann Noble Lately Head of Tydeman Centre, The Malling School, Kent. For services to education  
MBE Susan North Lately Director of Operations, The National Parent Carer Participation Programme, Contact a Family, West Midlands. For services to children and families  
MBE Sally Obertell Director of Marketing, Relationships and Communications, John Ruskin College, South Croydon. For services to education  
MBE Lin O’Brien Chief Executive of Hertfordshire Catering Limited, Hertfordshire county council. For services to education  
MBE Emma O’Connor Foster Carer, Sunderland city council. For services to children and families  
MBE Tommy O’Connor Foster Carer, Sunderland city council. For services to children and families  
MBE Jane Owens Chair of Governors, Weatherhead High School, Wirral. For services to education  
MBE John Palczynski Foster Carer, Guildford city council. For services to children and families  
MBE Wendy Palczynski Foster Carer, Guildford city council. For services to children and families  
MBE Robert Palmer Chair of Governors, St Mary’s CE Primary School, Manchester. For services to education  
MBE Geraldine Parris Founder and Trustee, The Children with Special Educational Needs Foundation Charity. For services to children  
MBE Angela Peters Chair, Kingswood NSPCC Voluntary Committee and Chair, South East Surrey NSPCC Voluntary Committee. For services to children  
MBE Simon Potter For services to education in Wimbledon  
MBE Verita Reynolds Assistant Headteacher and Special Educational Needs co-ordinator, Codsall Community High School, Staffordshire. For services to education  
MBE Margaret Rooms Head of Units of Sound Development, Dyslexia Action. For services to education  
MBE Carol Smallworth Foster Carer, Achieving for Children, Kingston and Richmond. For services to children and families  
MBE Raymond Smallworth Foster Carer, Achieving for Children, Kingston and Richmond. For services to children and families  
MBE Jackie Smith Executive Headteacher, Upland Special School, Swindon, Wiltshire. For services to education  
MBE Audrey Sutcliffe Health and Wellbeing co-ordinator, Outwood Academy, Acklam. For services to education  
MBE Matthew Toresen Community Development Officer, Voluntary Impact, Northants. For services to LGBT equality  
MBE Jean Wilson Founder, New Hope Charity, Worcestershire. For services to children  
MBE Lorelly Wilson Originator, Chemistry with Cabbage Programme. For services to education  
MBE Ariana Yakas Chair of Governors, Kingsway Community Trust, Greater Manchester. For services to education  
MBE Jen Yockney For services to the bisexual community  

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Award Name Short citation
BEM Pamela Baxter Volunteer, Pre-school Learning Alliance. For services to children
BEM Paul Bowen-James Founder and CEO, Kids in Action Charity, Bedfordshire. For services to children and young people
BEM Myra Brodie School Crossing Patrol, Market Harborough. For services to education
BEM Diana Burdett School Secretary, The Grove Infant and Nursery School, Harpenden. For services to education
BEM Arthur Cross Trustee, Charnwood Trust. For services to children and families in Stockport
BEM Anthony Elvin Teaching Assistant, Archbishop Sentamu Academy, Hull. For services to education
BEM Christine Emery Volunteer, Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY). For services to children
BEM Jackie Granger Brown Chair, Altrincham Fundraising Committee, The Children’s Society, Cheshire. For services to children
BEM Maria Heywood Vice Chairman of Governors, Abbey Gate College, Chester. For services to education
BEM Jean Johnson Volunteer, Belmont Cheveley Park Primary School, Durham. For services to education
BEM Joyce Meynell Foster Carer, Newcastle city council. For services to children and families
BEM Kevin Metcalfe Operations Manager, Joint Activities and Motor Education Service. For services to education
BEM Shaminder Singh Rai Chief of Operations, Nishkam High School, Birmingham. For services to education
BEM Elsie Rigby Lay Person, Bolton Safeguarding Children Board and Governor, Grosvenor Day Nursery, Bolton. For services to children and families
BEM Joana Smith Childminder and Volunteer Facilitator, Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. For services to children
BEM Michael Son Committee Member, The London Taxi Drivers Fund for Underprivileged Children, London. For charitable services to children
BEM Anne Staniforth Lately Foster Carer, Nottinghamshire county council. For services to children and families
BEM James Staniforth Lately Foster Carer, Nottinghamshire county council. For services to children and families
BEM John Wallace Governor, The Latimer Primary School, Leicestershire. For services to education
BEM Josephine Watts Director and Chair of Community Fundraising and Networking Panel, Home-Start West Somerset. For services to children and families
BEM Penelope Webb Early Years Volunteer, Worcestershire. For services to children
BEM Paul Yeates Lately Chair of Governors and Volunteer at Lingfield Notre Dame school. For services to education
Published 10 June 2016