“I am deeply honoured to have been awarded an OBE.
“Whilst this may be viewed as a personal recognition, I feel it very much reflects the efforts of our brilliant team at Waterton Academy Trust and all of the talented and dedicated individuals that I have been so fortunate to have worked alongside throughout my career. The greatest of honours has been to work beside these people as we have endeavoured to secure the best possible futures for the children in our care.
”I would also thank my family for the incredible amount of support and encouragement that I have received throughout my career. It is on their behalf, as much as my own, that I proudly accept this award.”