ORDER OF THE BATH (CB) - Dr Jeanette Pugh, director, safeguarding group, DCSF.
DAME - Jacqueline Wilson, author and former children's laureate (above).
Graham Badman, director of children's services, Kent; Robert Green, former director of inspectorate reform, Ofsted; Keith Hargrave, former headteacher, The Canterbury High School, Kent.
David Butler, chief executive, National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations; Anthony Davies, managing director, Focus Education UK; Sandie Dixie, head, Greenhill Primary, Oldham; Victor Galyer, headteacher, Challney High for Boys, Luton; Dr Michael Grainger, former headteacher, Barnard Castle Church of England Primary, Durham; Sister Brigid Halligan, headteacher, Bellerive FCJ Catholic College, Liverpool; Roy Harrison, chair of governors, Thomas Telford School; Eric Hill, author and illustrator of Spot; Robert Jervis, former head, Lakelands School, Ellesmere, Shropshire; Kathleen Lemaire, chief executive, School Library Association; Jeanne Monckton, former head, Watling Street Primary, Walsall; Jean Orridge, head, High Clarence Primary, Stockton-on-Tees; Delia Smith, head, St Angela's Ursuline School, Newham, east London; Professor Geoffrey Southworth, deputy chief executive, National College of School Leadership; Kashaf Walayat, head of service improvement and operations, chief information officers group, DCSF.
John Allen, chair of governors, Bury Church of England High, Lancashire; Malcolm Broad, governor, Patchway Community College, Bristol; Vivien Crouch, school nurse, Bath; John Edwards, former site manager Alverstoke Church of England Junior, Hampshire; Joyce Fann, welfare supervisor, Farnborough Road Junior, Southport; David Goldsmith, former teacher, Lord Wandsworth College, Hampshire; Roger Harrison, head coach, Widnes Schools Rugby League; Elaine Heal, catering manager Teignmouth Community College, Devon. Ralph Henderson, deputy head, William Edwards School, Essex; Maureen May, teaching assistant, Slade Green Infants, Bexley, Kent; John Oaker, former deputy head, Alumwell Junior, Walsall; Anne Parry, volunteer assistant, Camelsdale First School, Haslemere, Surrey; Peter Passam, school governor, Hackney; Elizabeth Renshaw, business manager, Woodchurch High, Wirral; Richard Sams, chair of governors, the Malling School and Holmesdale Technology College Federation, Kent. Dorothy Thompson, school crossing warden, North Shields; Grenville Tuck, caretaker, Coombe Hill Infant and Junior Schools, Kingston-Upon-Thames; Lucy Vale, school crossing warden, Dorridge, West Midlands; David Wadkin, vice-chair of governors, Oakwood Technology College, Rotherham; Diane Warrick, nursery nurse, Millbank Primary, Westminster, London; Shirley Waving, teaching assistant, St. Mary's Primary, Lewisham, London; Dorothy Winner, catering assistant and cleaner, Northgate High, Norfolk.