Dominic Cadbury, chairman, Cadbury Schweppes, for services to food manufacturing industry(he is also to be chairman of the Qualifications and Curriculum Agency).
Keith Bridge, chairman, Education Assets Board. Edna Gray, chairman, London Youth Games organising board. Ian Mitchelson, former chief executive, Service Children's Education Authority. Russell Nathan, former chairman, Thames Valley Training and Enterprise Council. John Whitaker, divisional manager, Department for Education and Employment.
Alfred Beale, member of the board of governors, Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research. Gordon Beaumont, chairman, Evaluation Advisory Group of the review of NVQs and SVQs. Michael Bond, children's writer. John Broadbent, chairman, National Council for Voluntary Youth Services. Terry Creissen, principal, Colne Community School, Essex. Cedric Dowe, team leader, special education needs independent team, Department for Education and Employment. Barbara Fisher, chairman of governors, Yehudi Menuhin School, Cobham, Surrey. Paul Gallagher, principal, Bradford and Ilkley Community College, West Yorks. Professor John MacBeath, director, Quality in Education Centre, University of Strathclyde. Neil Maitland, former chairman, London Federation of Clubs for Young People. Maeve McDonald, chairman, children's panel advisory committee, Glasgow City Council. Thomas McGrath, for services to education. Margaret Roberts, chair of governors, Clarendon College, Nottingham. Robert Rogers, for services to education. Dominic Savage, chief executive, British Educational Suppliers Association. Patricia Snell, chief executive, UK SKILLS. Richard Staite, headteacher, Beeslack Community High School, Penicuik, Midlothian. John Stone, headteacher, Bishop Vaughan Catholic Comprehensive School, Swansea. Anthony Temple, chief executive, Oldham Careers Service, Lancashire.
Valerie Brodie, head, School of Performing Arts, Rugby College, Warwicks. John Cormack, lecturer in mathematics, Cardonald College. Stephen Costello, for services to education. Sister Mary Coyle, headteacher, St Patrick's primary school, Greenock. Andrew Crawford, for services to education. Rev Canon John Eardley, diocesan director of education, Church of England diocese of Coventry. Marcia Ewart, headteacher, The Drive primary school, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. Sister Mary Fanning, for services to education. Terence Hall, chair of governors, Audenshaw High School, Tameside, Manchester. Mary Hancock, school crossing patrol, Birmingham Common, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Terence Harrop, advisory and inspection manager, Cheshire. Cynthia Jeffery, school crossing patrol warden, Devon. Josephine Kennedy, for services to childminding in Scotland. Lesley King, headteacher, St Joseph's RC GM school, Aldershot, Hampshire. Audrey McClean, for services to education. William McDowell, for services to education. Margaret Morgan, headteacher, Cornist Park primary school, Flint. Patricia Pope, former school crossing patrol warden, Handbridge, Chester. Vivienne Price, for services to the National Children's Orchestra. David Roberts, for services to young people in Denbigh. Derek Rogers, head gardener, Northern College for Residential Adult Education, Wentworth Castle. Raymond Sharp, head, Hartford Manor primary school, Northwich, Cheshire. Marion Sinclair, nursery nurse, Haddington nursery school, East Lothian. William Tagg, for services to information technology education. Susan Torr, for services to adult literacy. Margaret Tucker, Department for Education and Employment. Coralie Webber, student admissions and financial guidance manager, Highbury College, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Rita Williams, former school cook, Neath Abbey infants school. Sylvia Woods, former school crossing patrol officer, Wiltshire.