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 Tuesday, 31 December, 2002, 00:34 GMT
Head teacher awarded knighthood
Teacher
Dozens of teachers have received awards
A Liverpool head teacher has become the latest education figure to be awarded a knighthood.

The New Year honours list includes a knighthood for John Jones, head teacher of Maghull High School, Sefton, Liverpool.

Sir John joins a growing list of education knights and dames, as awards for teachers have in recent years become a regular feature of the honours list.

He is the head teacher of a school that is to receive specialist status, a type of school which is a flagship of the government's efforts to raise standards.

John Jones
John Jones met the prime minister last year

Sir John was among the head teachers who attended a meeting last year in Downing Street with the Prime Minister Tony Blair, as the government unveiled plans to reform secondary education.

The head teacher has supported the modernisation of the comprehensive system and the introduction of specialist schools.

Sir John has also backed the use of outside companies and organisations to support schools.

"If you work in failing schools as I have done on a number of occasions as a consultant ... schools are very keen to get as many people involved particularly from the private sector in helping them turn around the situation," Sir John had said after meeting Mr Blair.

Teacher shortage

Also receiving a knighthood this year is Professor Clive Booth, chairman of the Teacher Training Agency, responsible for recruiting teachers.

Sir Clive, a former vice-chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, has overseen the efforts to develop recruitment incentives to tackle the teacher shortage.

Another head teacher, Rita Weller, from Avonmore Primary School, Hammersmith and Fulham, London is to be made a dame.

Clive Booth
Clive Booth is knighted for his work recruiting teachers

A range of school, college and university staff received awards.

These included MBEs for Sheila Dear, head cook at Upham Primary School, Southampton and Margaret Telfer, cleaner at Carmichael Primary School, Biggar, Lanarkshire.

There were awards for a number of former heads, including a CBE for Michael Humphreys of Our Lady and St John RC High School, Blackburn and an OBE for Margaret Cairns of Bailey Green Primary School, North Tyneside.

And there was a CBE for Colin Greenhalgh, the former principal of Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, one of the country's leading sixth form colleges.

Among the education awards:

CBEs include:

Colin Ayton Greenhalgh. Lately Principal, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge. For services to further education.

Michael Thomas Humphreys. Lately Headteacher, Our Lady and St John RC High School, Blackburn. For services to education.

Ms Janet Lowe. Principal, Lauder College. For services to further education.

Christopher George Kenyon. For services to higher and specialist education.

Mrs Linda Jane Andrews McTavish. Principal, Anniesland College. For services to further education.

Geoffrey Rees. Headteacher, Ivybridge Community College, Devon. For services to education.

Professor Teresa Lesley Rees. Professor, Social Sciences, University of Cardiff. For services to higher education and to equal opportunities.

Khvaja Kabiroddin Shaikh. Lately director of Education, Bournemouth Local Education Authority. For services to education

Brian Styles. Principal, City of Bristol College. For services to further education.

OBEs include:

David Colin Andrews. Consultant, Careers Education and Guidance. For services to careers education.

Michael Francis Baughan. Chief executive, Learning and Teaching Scotland. For services to education in Scotland.

Mrs Leonora Antoinette Beardon. Senior Teaching and Research Associate, Cambridge University School of Education. For services to mathematical education.

Professor Clifford Beevers. Professor, Mathematics, Heriot-Watt University. For services to higher education.

Mrs Dilys Brotia. Lately headteacher, Torriano Junior School, Camden, London. For services to education.

Victor Thomas Burgess. Lately headteacher, Elliott School, Wandsworth, London. For services to education.

Mrs Margaret Cairns. Lately headteacher, Bailey Green Primary School, North Tyneside. For services to education.

Mrs Christine Joyce Challis. Secretary and director of Administration, London School of Economics and Political Science. For services to higher education.

Professor John Barry Dent. Lately principal, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. For services to higher education and agriculture.

Professor Tariq Salim Durrani. Deputy Principal and Professor of Signal Processing, University of Strathclyde. For services to electronics research and higher education.

William Samuel Huw Evans. Principal, Llandrillo College. For services to further education.

David John Fawbert. Lately headteacher, The Chase Technology College, Malvern, Worcestershire. For services to education.

Thomas Dominic Hayes. Chairman, Governing Body East Antrim Institute of Further and Higher Education. For services to further education.

Ms Merillie Alison Vaughan-Huxley. National Senior Adviser, Equality and Diversity. For services to adult education.

Stephen Francis Jorgensen. headteacher, Prescot Community Primary School, Knowsley, Merseyside. For services to education.

Ian Alexander Lamont. Headteacher, Alva Academy, Clackmannanshire. For services to education.

Mrs Harinder Kaur Lawley. Head, Access Development, London Metropolitan University. For services to higher education.

Professor Geoffrey Mark Layer. Dean, School of Lifelong Education and Development, University of Bradford. For services to higher education.

Cantor Ernest Moshe Levy. For services to Inter-Faith Relations and to Holocaust Education.

Professor Barbara Anne MacGilchrist. Deputy director, Institute of Education, University of London. For services to the education and professional development of teachers.

Anthony Peter Matthews. Head, Inspection Quality Division, Office for Standards in Education.

Christopher Hugh Barnard Mee. For services to education.

Professor Edgar Leslie Neufeld. Lately chairman, Board of Governors, Middlesex University. For services to education and to the community in North London.

Professor Christopher O'Brien. Chair, Governing Body, Portland College, Nottingham. For services to further education for the disabled.

Professor John Percival. Lately Pro vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University. For services to higher education.

Adrian Tregeare Perry. Lately Principal, Lambeth College, London. For services to further education.

Professor Colin Angus Vincent. Deputy Principal and Master of the United College, University of St Andrews. For services to education.

Ian Watson, JP. Lately chairman, Board of Management, Banff and Buchan College. For services to education.

Mrs Heather Ruth Williams. Headteacher, Whitecrest Primary School, Great Barr, Sandwell. For services to education.

MBEs include

Mrs Sheila Dear. Head Cook, Upham Primary School, Southampton. For services to education.

Miss Gertrude Joan Goldsmith. Chairman, Workers' Educational Association, Croydon Branch.

Ernest Hugh Moir. Lately school janitor, Strathburn Primary School, Inverurie. For services to education

Mrs Margaret Telfer. Janitor and cleaner, Carmichael Primary School, Biggar, Lanarkshire. For services to Education.

Graham Franklin Thompson. Head, Science and Physics, Keswick School, Cumbria. For services to education.

Mrs Elaine Whalley. Chair, Governing Body, Holywell High School, Flintshire. For services to education.


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