Education professionals recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Ninety-six people have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List for their contributions to the education and children’s services sectors, or for improving social mobility. 

The list includes headteachers, governors, teachers, principals, foster carers and many who work with the most disadvantaged in society.

Both Nigel Carrington, Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London, and Jon Coles, CEO of United Learning Multi-Academy Trust, have been honoured with the accolade and bestowed with a Knighthood.

Also on the list is Anna-Marie Morrison who has contributed to the apprenticeships agenda; Jane Lees, the former Chair of the Sex Education Forum for her lifelong work in developing personal, social and health education; and Georgios Meliniotis for his 40 year career in teaching A level physics.

Education Secretary, Damian Hinds said: "I would like to congratulate all the recipients on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List awards, who have been recognised for their outstanding service to education, or children’s social care, and who are driving social mobility in our society.

"Social mobility starts with giving young people the confidence to achieve amazing things and cope with the challenges life brings – something I have been championing through my 5 foundations for building character.

"This list highlights the many committed professionals who are working tirelessly across education and children’s services to deliver better outcomes for young people and students across the country, and I want to personally thank them for their dedication."

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