Heads' honours

22nd December 2000 at 00:00
A record number of headteachers celebrated the dawn of the millennium with a place in the New Year's Honours list. Three became knights and one a dame in the Government's drive to recognise teachers' achievements. And in June's Birthday Honours two other heads were created dames among the 100 educationists rewarded.

Alan Davies, head of Copland community school and technology centre in Brent, north London, and Bruce Liddington at Northamptonshire school for boys, were knighted for turning round failing schools. Michael Wilshaw, head of St Bonaventure's school, Newham, was rearded for improved results.

Marlene Robottom, who became a dame, also raised GCSE results above the national average at the Mulberry school for girls, east London.

In the summer Geraldine Keegan, who was head of St Mary's College, Londonderry, for 13 years, became a dame. She turned the school round before becoming pro vice-chancellor of the University of Ulster in 1997. Judith Kilpatrick, head of the City of Portsmouth girls', a Beacon school, was also made a dame.

Downing Street says the number of knights and dames among educationists now stands at 15.


Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now