Charity founders knighted in New Year's Honours

By Jess Brown

| 04 January 2016

A philanthropist whose charity has contributed more than £100m to support young people and the founder of a think-tank on living standards have both been knighted in the New Year's Honours list.

Jack Petchey, founder of the Jack Petchey Foundation, among those recognised in the Queen's New Year's honours. Picture: the Jack Petchey Foundation

Jack Petchey, who founded the Jack Petchey Foundation in 1999, was awarded a knighthood in recognition of his charitable work. Clive Cowdery, founder of the Resolution Foundation, was given a knighthood for services to children and social mobility.

Further recipients within the children and young people sector included nurses, academics, and social workers. Hugh Thornbery, chief executive at Adoption UK, was awarded a CBE for services to children and families.

Meanwhile John Cameron, head of helplines at the NSPCC, was awarded an OBE for his services to child protection. Cameron set up the charity’s female genital mutilation (FGM) helpline, and an online safety advice line.

An OBE was also awarded to Robin Douglas, chair of trustees at The Who Cares? Trust. Other notable figures from the sector whose work has been recognised include Kala Patel, managing director of Kiddycare Nurseries, Deidre Kelly, who developed the UK’s first infant liver transportation team, and Martin Doel, chief executive of the Association of Colleges.

And long-time CYP Now columnist Howard Williamson, who is professor of European youth policy at the University of Glamorgan, has been made commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO).

In total more than 100 people were recognised for their service to education and children’s services.

The full list of those honoured, in alphabetical order and by sector, is below.

Social work

David Lane, lately vice president, Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. For services to childcare and social work – CBE

Julia Selwyn, professor and director, Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies, Bristol University. For services to adoption and children’s social care – CBE

Families

Hugh Thornbery, chief executive, Adoption UK. For services to children and families – CBE

Lynn Chesterman, trustee and lately chief executive, Grandparents Plus. For services to children and families – OBE

Robin Douglas, chair of trustees, The Who Cares? Trust, London. For services to children and young people – OBE

Pauline Monaghan, chief executive, The Rise Trust, Chippenham. For services to children and families – OBE

Patricia Mucavele, head of nutrition, Children’s Food Trust. For services to children and families – OBE

Sue Pettigrew, director, St Michael’s Fellowship, London. For services to children and families – OBE

Janet Rees, co-founder, Foster Care Associates; non-executive Director, Core Assets Group. For services to children and families – OBE

Peter Rogers, director of operations and quality, 4Children. For services to children and families and voluntary service to young people – OBE

Katharine Tracey, cabinet member, Education and Children’s Services, Wandsworth Borough Council. For services to children and families – OBE

Dolores Bray-Ash, chair, Early Years Network Tower Hamlets; vice-chair of Governors, Charles Darwin School, Bromley. For services to children and families – MBE

Susan Broughton, lately acting chair of the Trustee Board, Deaf Education Through Listening and Talking charity. For services to children with special educational needs – MBE

Janice Pallas, chair, NSPCC Fundraising Committee, Newcastle upon Tyne. For services to children and families – MBE

Kathleen Gilbert, foster carer, Peterborough City Council. For services to children and families – MBE

Philip Gilbert, foster carer, Peterborough City Council. For services to children and families – MBE

Frederick Hanson, foster carer, Herefordshire Council. For services to children and families – MBE

Violet Hanson, foster carer, Herefordshire Council. For services to children and families – MBE

Trudi Harris, lately chair of trustees, Cherry Trees Respite Care, East Clandon, Surrey. For services to children with special educational needs and disabilities – MBE

Linda Robinson, co-founder and senior co-ordinator, The Home-Start Scheme, Uttlesford. For services to children and families – MBE

Lindsey Rousseau, founder and facilitator, National Sensory Impairment Partnership, National Deaf Children’s Society, London. For services to special educational needs – MBE

Kathleen Shayler, foster carer, Wolverhampton council fostering service. For services to children and families – MBE

Roy Shayler, foster carer, Wolverhampton council fostering service. For services to children and families – MBE

Enza Smith, Founder, Kinship Carers UK. For services to children and families – MBE

Patrice Thomas, foster carer, London borough of Brent. For services to children and families – MBE

Jill Woodhouse, children’s services practitioner, NSPCC. For services to children – MBE

Ailsa Button, founder, The Gemmery Mother and Toddler Group, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. For services to children and families – BEM

Kay Harvey, for voluntary and charitable services to children, young people and families in Badersfield, Norfolk – BEM

Childcare and early years

Kim Arrowsmith, manager, The Matchbox day nursery, Tower Hamlets. For services to children and families – MBE

David Bartlett, founder, Pear Tree Projects. For services to children and young people in the north east – MBE

Children in care

John Cameron, head of helplines, Child Protection Operations, NSPCC helpline. For services to child protection – OBE

Jackie Barnett, foster carer, Hertfordshire County Council. For services to children and families – MBE

Clifford Bennett, foster carer, Wolverhampton City Council. For services to children and families – MBE

Education

Clive Cowdery, Philanthropist and founder, Resolution Foundation. For services to children and social mobility – knighthood

Susan Jowett, chief executive, The Spencer Academies Trust; executive principal, George Spencer Academy, Nottingham. For services to education – damehood

Steve Lancashire, founder and chief executive, REAch2; executive head teacher, Hillyfield Primary Academy, London Borough of Waltham Forest. For services to education – knighthood

Glenys Stacey, chief regulator and chief executive, Ofqual. For services to education – damehood

Sue Baldwin, director, Academies and Maintained Schools Group, Department for Education. For services to education – CB

Rhona Barnfield, chief executive officer, The Howard Partnership Trust; executive head, Howard of Effingham School and Thomas Knyvett College, Surrey. For services to education – CBE

Roy Blatchford, director, National Education Trust. For services to education – CBE

Barry Carpenter, international professor of learning disabilities. For services to special educational needs – CBE

Eugenie Adams, head teacher, Baskerville Special and Residential School, Birmingham. For services to special educational needs and disabilities – OBE

John Ayres, principal, Eden Multi-Academy Trust, Middlesex. For services to education – OBE

David Bartram, assistant head teacher, Lampton School, Hounslow, London. For services to special educational needs and disabilities – OBE

Juliana Beattie, founder, The Art Room. For services to education – OBE

Judith Bennett, lately director, National Governors’ Association; Vice-Chair of Governors, Chalgrove Community Primary School, Oxfordshire. For services to education – OBE

Evelynne Berger, primary director, Harris Foundation; lead advisor, London Challenge, Department for Education HM Inspector of Schools. For services to education – OBE

Nicholas Capstick, chief executive, White Horse Federation. For services to education – OBE

Lynne Pepper, head teacher, Herringthorpe Infants School, Rotherham, and Enterprise Champion. For services to education – OBE

Neil Clephan, head teacher, Roundhay School, Leeds. For services to education – OBE

Elaine Colquhoun, executive principal, Whitefield Academy Trust, Walthamstow, London. For services to education – OBE

Helen Jones, head teacher, Beacon Hill School and Business and Enterprise College, Tyne and Wear. For services to children with special educational needs and disabilities – OBE

Bernadette Knill, lately head teacher, Priory Woods Special School, Middlesbrough. For services to children with special educational needs – OBE

Maureen Martin, head teacher, Coloma Convent Girls’ School, Croydon. For services to education – OBE

Ron Ritchie, chair of board, Cabot Learning Federation Academies Trust; lately pro vice-chancellor, University of the West of England. For services to education – OBE

Gillian Robinson, executive head teacher, Castle Hill School, Huddersfield. Services to children with special educational needs and disabilities – OBE

Gary Wilder, executive head teacher, Furze Warren Hard Federation, Chadwell Heath, Romford. For services to education – OBE

Venessa Willms, director of primary education, ARK Schools. For services to education – OBE

Robert Bass, head of classics, Orwell Park School, Suffolk, Ipswich. For services to education – MBE

Carol Bottomley, higher executive officer, West Midlands regional team, Academies Group, Department for Education. For services to education and voluntary service to sport in Darlington – MBE

Margaret Southworth, chair of governors, The SABDEN Multi-Academy Trust, East Sussex. For services to education – MBE

Gordon Stubberfield, chair of governors, Southgate School, Enfield. For services to education – MBE

Rita Byrne, lately School Improvement Officer, Liverpool. For services to education – MBE

Paul Chubb, lately executive director, Careers England; chair of governors, The Dales School. For services to career education and guidance – MBE

Ian Clayton, principal, Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form, Norwich. For services to education – MBE

David Cowell, managing director, Melton Learning Hub, Leicestershire. For services to vocational education – MBE

Hilary Dobbie, lately principal, Moor House School and College, Oxted, Surrey. For services to children with special educational needs and disabilities – MBE

Ann Forbes, science teacher, Hertfordshire and Essex High School. For services to education in the UK and Uganda – MBE

Barrie Thomas, lately chair of the Board of Trustees, Torch Academy Gateway Trust. For services to education and to the community in Bingham, Nottinghamshire – MBE

Catherine Tindall, lately head of Early Years, Newfield Special School, Blackburn. For services to children with special educational needs and disabilities – MBE

Richard Tovey, honorary life member of The Independent Association of Prep Schools, Leamington Spa. For services to education – MBE

Yvonne Weatherhead, for services to education – MBE

Christopher Williams, psychological support services for young people, Lancashire. For services to special educational needs – MBE

Pauline Wilson, head teacher, Ursuline Preparatory School, Essex. For services to education – MBE

Howard Wood, lately teacher, Oathall Community College, West Sussex. For services to education – MBE

Adrian Botham, chairman, Pantonic All Stars Steel Band; community volunteer. For services to education – BEM

Janet Bucknell, lately school support worker, Lonsdale School, Stevenage. For services to special educational needs and disabilities – BEM

Duncan Haworth, chair of governors, Woodfall Primary School, Little Neston, Cheshire. For services to education – MBE

Linda Houston, higher executive officer, Academies Group, Infrastructure and Funding Directorate, Department for Education. For public and voluntary service to education – OBE

Chris Howard, lately chair of governors, Saxon Wood School, Basingstoke. For services to special educational needs – MBE

Martin Howarth, assistant director, Children’s Services and Departmental Strategy Directorate, Department for Education. For services to children and education – MBE

Stephen Humble, teaching fellow in PGCE maths, Newcastle University; freelance maths consultant. For services to education – MBE

Christopher Hutton, chief financial officer, City of London Academies; facilitator, Academy Finance Director’s Forum. For services to education – MBE

Michael Josephson, North-west Divisional Vice President, NSPCC. For services to children – MBE

Janet Leach, head of disabled children’s services, London Borough of Enfield. For services to children with special educational needs – MBE

Carmel McConnell, founder, Magic Breakfast charity. For services to school food – MBE

Heather McKissack, senior mistress, King’s College School, Wimbledon. For services to education – MBE

Carol Nice, founder, Stepping Stones Play and Learn Group, Colchester. For services to children with special educational needs and disabilities – MBE

Paulette Osborne, head teacher, St Matthew’s Church of England Primary School, Birmingham. For services to education – MBE

David Peck, chair of governors, Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College, Halifax, West Yorkshire. For services to education – MBE

Diane Price, founder, InDiGo charity. For services to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families in Blackburn and Darwen, Lancashire – MBE

Edith Ray, group Scout Leader and classroom assistant, Alex Macleod School, Abbey Wood, London. For services to education – MBE

Paul Chidgey, chair of governors, The Barlow RC High School and Specialist Science College, Manchester. For services to education – BEM

Gaynor Clegg, senior lunchtime supervisor, Ravensthorpe CE (C) Junior School, Dewsbury. For services to education – BEM

Helen Fowler, volunteer reading assistant, St George’s Infant School and Woodside Junior School, Amersham. For services to children and reading – BEM

Michael Galloway-Allbut, governor and lately chair of governors, Catherine Infant School, Leicester. For services to education – BEM

Maureen Gould, chair of governors, Oak View School, Loughton. For services to education – BEM

Ms Gail Hall, vice chair, Warrington Parents and Carers. For services to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities – BEM

Keelie Hill, teaching assistant, Sherbourne Fields School; Coventry and Sherbourne Stars Coach. For services to children with special educational needs and disabilities – BEM

Shirley Holt, school volunteer, Chorley New Road Primary School, Horwich, Bolton; community volunteer. For services to education – BEM

Clive Hubery, chair of governors, The Oaks Secondary School, Spennymoor, Co Durham. For services to education – BEM

Marie-Teresa Lomas, teaching assistant, William Hulme’s Grammar School, Manchester. For services to education and to the community in Manchester – BEM

Keith Ottywill, school volunteer, Centre Academy East Anglia, Ipswich. For services to education – BEM

Peter Twyman, music teacher, Lipson Co-operative Academy, Plymouth, Devon. For services to young people and music – BEM

Barbara Wilkins, owner, Jack and Jill Pre-school, Essex. For services to education – BEM

Alison Wrigley, director, Just So Singers Choir, Surrey. For services to education – BEM

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