Celebrating the new year’s honours

The world of education is well-represented in the latest New Year Honours List, with awards going to teachers, civil servants, trade unionists and other leaders from all walks of life.

The education committee awarded two knighthoods and two damehoods, three of which went to school leaders and another to a high-profile educationalist.

The list included six people who will be made Commanders of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE), 22 who will be Officers of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) and 20 who will be Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).

The list also includes 13 recipients of the British Empire Medal (BEM).

Click here for the full New Year’s Honours spread