Birthday Honours: 'Super head' knighted by the Queen
A so-called "super head" who helped turn around the fortunes of London's primary schools has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Robin Bosher oversaw a successful school improvement programme, London Challenge, for five years, and ran three primaries as an executive head.
Fourteen other heads are also recognised with two CBEs and 12 OBEs.
Singled out for an MBE is social area supervisor at Franklin Sixth Form College in Grimsby, Doreen White.
College principal Trevor Wray said of Doreen: "The college is 21 years old and Doreen's been with us all that time.
"She's got a fantastic relationship with the students. They've built a website dedicated to her in the past and they recorded a karaoke song for her when she was ill recently.
"She's a confidante and a friend to the students. She's worked with all sorts of people over the years. She is brilliant at helping the teachers to build relationships with young people."
Read more ... (BBC News - 16 June)