Martin Narey receives knighthood as New Year honours recognise sector's work

Gabriella Jozwiak
Thursday, January 3, 2013

The government adoption adviser Martin Narey received a knighthood in the New Year's honors list, among more than 150 people recognised for their work with children and young people.

Martin Narey, the government's adoption adviser, said he was pleased the honour recognised his many positions working for vulnerable people. Image: Department for Education
Martin Narey, the government's adoption adviser, said he was pleased the honour recognised his many positions working for vulnerable people. Image: Department for Education

The former chief executive of Barnardo’s was awarded the title for his work with vulnerable people, following a year in which social workers and parents have criticised his recommendations to increase adoptions by relaxing rules and reducing assessments.

Narey said he was “delighted” by the news, which recognised his work as director general for the Prison Service and for Barnardo’s as well as on adoption.

“My work on adoption will continue to be my priority as we enter 2013,” he said. “Much reform is under way and adoptions are on the rise. But there is more to be done to ensure we get permanent and loving homes for more of the children who are waiting."

Senior figures from children and families’ charities were also rewarded, with the director of relationships charity OnePlusOne, Penny Mansfield, receiving a CBE along with Reginald William Bailey, chief executive of the international Christian charity Mothers’ Union.

Timothy James Sainsbury, chair of trustees for Home-Start UK, was given an OBE, as was Jim Leftwich, trustee and deputy chairman for the National Association of Clubs for Young People, now called Ambition.

Rewards for work in education represented about 10 per cent of more than 1,000 honours announced, including 31 head teachers, of which seven received knighthoods and damehoods.

The chair of the steering group for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, Stephen Munday, who helped relaunch the body after it fell into administration last year, received a CBE for services to education.

Youth workers from Bath, County Down, Essex, Grimsby and Cleethorpes, London and North East Somerset were rewarded for projects including football and boxing.

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


Social work

Christine Forster, operations director, Child Support Agency, Department for Work and Pensions. For services to the transformation of the? child support system – Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

David Howe, emeritus professor of social work, University of East Anglia. For services to vulnerable children and families – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Martin Narey, ministerial adviser on adoption. For services to vulnerable people – Knighthood (KBE).


Youth Work

Heather Andrews, president, 1st Yeovil Girls' Brigade. For services to children and young people – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Peter Barrell, founder and chairman, Chris Barrell Memorial Trust. For services to children, young people and families – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Geoffrey Bartholomew, for services to youth football in Grimsby and Cleethorpes – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Joyce Best, for voluntary services to young people in Ulster through Girl Guiding – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Peter Andrew Branker, for services to young people, charity and the community in Dromore, Northern Ireland – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Elizabeth Campbell, for voluntary services to young people in Ulster through Girl Guiding and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

David Cherry, composer and arranger, Boys' Brigade Marching Bands. For services to children and young people – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Kate Clarke, for services to young people in County Down through the Kircubbin Youth Club and After Schools Club – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Carolyn Darbyshire, district commissioner, Chandlers Ford Scouts, Hampshire. For services to young people – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Sally Davis, lately managing director, Growing Ambitions Community Interest Company (now part of Inspiring the Future). For services to young people – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Mervyn Ferris, for voluntary service to young people in County Down through the Scout Association – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Tracey Fisher, for services to young people through the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Wirral and to the community in Eastham, Merseyside – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Adam Forshaw, for services to young people through scouting and martial arts in Cheshire – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Christopher Fryer, group scout leader, 1st Bayston Hill Scout Group, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. For services to children and young people – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Ivy Gardiner, for services to young people and to the community in Wirral, Merseyside – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Catherine Greig, general manager, the Travelling Light Theatre Company. For services to theatre for young people in Bristol – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Thomas Hanlon, for voluntary service to young people in County Armagh through the Boys' Brigade – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Stephen Hiser, volunteer, Fisher Amateur Boxing Club, Bermondsey. For services to youth boxing in the London Borough of Southwark – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Christine Jackson, Girl Guide leader, Crook, County Durham. For services to children and young people – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Adrian Killick, lately youth worker, Essex County Council. For services to young people and voluntary service to the community in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Lesley Knighton, chief guide commissioner, Midlands Region. For services to young people – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Jim Leftwich, trustee and deputy chairman, National Association of Clubs for Young People. For services to young people – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Anne Lewis, assistant district commissioner, Charnwood District Scouts. For services to children and young people – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Wesley Lewis, for services to young people in Belfast through the Boys' Brigade – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Geraldine Linford, For voluntary service to young people in Northern Ireland through the Girl Guides and Millennium Volunteer Programme – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Bridie Marshall, youth worker, Peasedown Youth Centre. For services to young people and families in Bath and North East Somerset – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Judy Martin, director, young person's concert foundation. For services to music and to charity – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Brian Mitchell, general manager, Rayleigh Boys Football Club. For services to youth football – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Rosemary Pack, district president, Castle Point Girl Guides and fundraiser, Motor Neurone Disease, Benfleet, Essex. For services to young people and charitable fundraising – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Christopher Page, Ministry of Defence. For services to defence and to young people through the RN Volunteer Cadet Corps – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Alan Parry, volunteer chairman, Lion Youth Club, Hoxton, London. For services to children and young people – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Oswyn Paulin, head of government legal service, Northern Ireland Executive. For services to government in Northern Ireland and voluntary service through the Scout Association – Companions of the Order of the Bath (CB).

Elizabeth Pitcairn, for services to young people in Scotland through the Girl Guides – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Wendy Price, manager and supervisor, Llangrove Leapfrogs Childcare and Girl Guide leader, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. For services to children, young people and families – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Glyn Rhodes, founder, Sheffield Boxing Centre. For services to boxing and young people in Sheffield – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

James Scott, founder, The Mark Scott Foundation. For services to community relations and young people in Scotland – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Fiona Stuart, president, the Tullochan Trust. For services to young people in Dunbartonshire – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Jennifer Swanson, officer, support team manager, large business service, Newcastle, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to the tax system and voluntary service to children – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Lorraine Tucker, for voluntary service to The City of Plymouth Children Fund and to the community in Devon – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Thomas Westall, scout leader and school governor, Lytham St Annes. For services to children and young people – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Andrew Whitehall, constable, Staffordshire Police. For services to young people in Stone, Staffordshire – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Christopher Wilny, lately executive director, Scarborough YMCA. For services to young people – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).


Families

Reginald Bailey, chief executive, Mothers’ Union. For services to children and families – Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Francesca Fonseca, lately corporate parenting manager, Oxfordshire County Council. For services to children and families – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Penny Mansfield, director, OnePlusOne, London. For services to children and families – Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Timothy Sainsbury, chair of trustees, Home-Start UK. For services to children and families – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).


Childcare and early years

Elisabeth Chapman, programme manager, Thorpe Hamlet and Heartsease Children's Centre. For services to children and families – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Patricia Harding, nursery nurse and volunteer, Viking Primary School, Northolt, Middlesex. For services to education - Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Amanda Heslop, head teacher, the Wharf Nursery School and Children's Centre, Godalming, Surrey. For services to education – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Lynn McCafferty, head teacher, Brucehill Early Education and Childcare Centre, West Dunbartonshire. For services to education – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Ethel McIvor, leader, Lollipop Playgroup, Donaghmore. For services to the development of early years education in Northern Ireland – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Helen Rees, teacher in charge, First Steps Nursery, The Willows Academy, Hillingdon. For services to education – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Caroline Ward, founder and manager, Little Oaks Community Nursery, Wavendon, Milton Keynes. For services to special needs education – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).


Youth Justice

Anthony Boden, prison officer, HM Young Offenders' Institute, Feltham. For voluntary services to HM Prison Service and to young people in Ealing – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Shelagh Deadman, lately children and young people's inspection team leader, HM Inspector of Prisons. For services to safeguarding young people – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Emma Hamlen, volunteer, Youth Offending Team. For services to young people in Lancashire – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Richard Hill, project manager, Individuals and Public Bodies, Birmingham. For services to HM Revenue and Customs and voluntary service with homeless people and young offenders – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

David Nicholson, HMP and Young Offenders Institute, Norwich. For services to the rehabilitation of prisoners – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Margaret Nowell, head teacher, St Thomas's Centre Pupil Referral Unit, Blackburn with Darwen Council. For services to education – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Adrian Ruddle, prison officer, HM Young Offenders' Institute, Deerbolt. For services to HM Prison Service and the care of prisoners – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).


Health

Nellie Adjaye, consultant paediatrician, Maidstone, Kent. For services to child health and protection – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Brenda Bonwell, chair, Weymouth and Portland Friends Group, Julia's House Children's Hospice. For services to charity – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

David Downie, head, Sports Medicine, Manchester City Academy. For services to physiotherapy in sport and to young people – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Jean Glynn, children's service manager, Health Visiting and School Nursing, Stoke-on-Trent. For services to healthcare – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Geetha Nagasubramanian, consultant gynaecologist, head of service, Tower Hamlets Contraception and Sexual Health Services, Barts Health NHS Trust, London. For services to women and young people – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Elaine Owen, superintendent clinical specialist physiotherapist, Child Development Centre, Bangor. For service to children with disabilities – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Mandy Painter, fundraiser. For services to seriously ill children through the Starlight Children's Foundation – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Alan Peaford, founding trustee and chairperson, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation. For services to people with cornelia de lange syndrome and their families – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Natasha Pearson, PE teacher, Balby Carr Sports and Science College. For services to education and for voluntary service to children with disabilities through Shine and Smile – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).


Children in Care

Charles Bottomley, foster carer and adoptive parent, Hull. For services to children and families – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Patricia Bottomley, foster carer and adoptive parent, Hull. For services to children and families – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Jacqueline Franklin, foster carer, Bristol. For services to children and families – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

John Franklin, foster carer, Bristol. For services to Children and Families – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Anthony Hiles, foster carer, Barnardo's Sandcastle Project, West Midlands. For services to children and families – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Muriel Hiles, foster carer, Barnardo's Sandcastle Project, West Midlands. For services to children and families – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Philip Hopkins, foster carer, Dorset County Council. For services to children and families – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Wendy Hopkins, foster carer, Dorset County Council. For services to children and families – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Molly Morris, foster carer and adoptive parent, Oxfordshire. For services to children and families – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

William Morris, foster carer, Oxfordshire. For services to children and families – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Douglas Roxburgh, for services to residential child care in Edinburgh – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Maureen Simpson, foster carer, Hounslow, London. For services to looked-after children – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Gillian Timmis, fundraiser, Children in Care. For charitable services to children in the UK and abroad – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).


Child poverty

Judith Clark, fundraiser, Save the Children. For services to children – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Mamie MacLeod, for voluntary services to Save the Children, Stornoway – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Joy Moss, chair, Jewish Child's Day. For services to charitable giving and disadvantaged children in the UK and abroad – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).


Education

Richard Aird, head teacher, Barrs Court School, Herefordshire. For services to special educational needs – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Janice Andrews, chair, parent staff and student association, Admiral Lord Nelson Secondary School, Portsmouth. For services to education – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Cheryle Berry, for services to education, health and charity in Lincolnshire and Derbyshire – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Tracey Berry, family support teacher, Forthview Primary School, Edinburgh. For services to education – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

George Berwick, CBE, head teacher, Ravens Wood School, Bromley, Kent. For services to education – Knighthood (KBE).

Anne Bleasdale, head teacher, Laneshaw Bridge Primary School, Lancashire. For services to education – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Alison Borgese, assistant head, All Saints Junior School, Maidenhead, Berkshire. For services to education – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Peter Breene, chair, board of governors, Finaghy Primary School. For voluntary service to education in Northern Ireland – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Dorothy Buchanan, chair of governors, the Blue Coat Church of England (Aided) Infant and Junior Schools' Federation, Walsall. For services to education – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

David Claxton, LVO TD, trustee, Together Trust and Hulme Educational Trust. For services to education and disadvantaged young people in Manchester – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Sally Coates, principal, Burlington Danes Academy, Hammersmith. For services to education – Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE).

Daryll Cooper, honours secretary, Department for Education. For services to the Department for Education and service to the community in Walthamstow – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Rosamund Comins, Network UK. For services to education – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Francis Crane, head of geography and Duke of Edinburgh co-ordinator, Stafford Grammar School. For services to education – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Susan Davies, head teacher, Cynffig Comprehensive School, Bridgend. For services to education – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Jennifer Eitel, chair, Boards of Governors, Dungannon Nursery and Sperrinview Special Schools. For services to education in Northern Ireland – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Walker Ewart, inspector, Education and Training Inspectorate. For services to education – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Joyce Fieldhouse, volunteer, Mencap, Leeds. For services to people with learning disabilities and their families – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Nicholas Fuller, head of education, LOCOG. For services to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Albert Furze, education consultant and lately head teacher, Bradstow Special Educational Needs School, Broadstairs, Kent. For services to education – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Mary Gerrard, school caretaker and governor, Hollinsclough CofE Primary School, Buxton. For services to education – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Felicity Greeves, principal, Blackpool Sixth Form College. For services to education – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Elaine Griffiths, music teacher, Stanley Primary School, Teddington. For services to education – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Peter Gross, assistant head teacher, Enfield Grammar School. For services to education – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Keith Haisman, chair of governors and chair of finance and premises, Stour Valley Community School. For services to education – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Grace Hall, Department for Work and Pensions Operations. For services to youth employment in the London Borough of Waltham Forest – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Erica Hill, support worker, Catch-Up Charity Ltd. For services to children and young people – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Karen Hull, personal adviser, Norfolk Careers Service and Connexions Norfolk. For services to education – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Alison Humberstone, policy team leader, Private Pensions Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions. For services to tackling youth unemployment and to charitable fundraising – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Helen Hyde, headmistress, Watford Grammar School for Girls, Hertfordshire, and president, Foundation and Aided Schools National Association. For services to education – Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE).

Susan Jenkins, head teacher, St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Newport, South Wales. For services to education – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Denise Kelly, lately higher level teaching assistant, Bodnant Infants School, Prestatyn. For services to education in Denbighshire – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Florence Kirkby, vice-chairman, association of school and college leaders associates committee. For services to education – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Tracey Kneale, head teacher, Marlbrook Primary School, Herefordshire. For services to education – Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Deborah Leek-Bailey, head teacher, Babington House School, Bromley, Kent, and member of the Independent/State Schools Partnership Forum. For services to education – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Jane Lees, lately head teacher, Hindley High School, Wigan. For services to education – Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

John McIntosh, OBE, educator and adviser. For services to education – Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Joan McVittie, head teacher, Woodside High School, Haringey, and past president, Association of School and College Leaders. For services to education – Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE).

Lynne Middleton, head, strategy, MI And Performance, Human Resources, Department for Work and Pensions. For services to tackling youth unemployment – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Julie Mudd, head teacher, Ivel Valley Special School, Bedfordshire. For services to education – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Stephen Munday, executive principal, Comberton Village College, Cambridgeshire, and national leader in education, National College for School Leadership. For services to education – Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Catherine Myers, head of years 13 and 14 and teacher governor, Strathearn School, Belfast. For services to education and voluntary service to young people in North Belfast – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Keith Nancekievill, lately head teacher, Hinchingbrooke School, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. For services to education – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Charles Nelson, lately teacher of humanities and Duke of Edinburgh's Award co-ordinator, Woodrush High School. For services to education – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Vicki Paterson, executive head teacher, Brindishe Green School, Brindishe Lee School and Lee Manor School, Lewisham. For services to education – Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE).

Albert Patient, volunteer, South Benfleet Primary School. For services to education - Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Catherine Pickett, senior schools governance manager, Welsh Government. For public service to the safety of schoolchildren – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Kim Popratnjak, principal, North Birmingham Academy. For services to education – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Alan Pritchard, lately head teacher, Cyfarthfa High School, Merthyr Tydfil. For services to education in Wales – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Simon Pugh-Jones, science teacher, Writhlington School, Bath. For services to education – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Shabir Randeree, chairman, DCD Group and founding member, EduTrust and Islamic Bank of Britain plc. For services to business and education – Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Valerie Robb, member, Downshire School Parent Teachers Association, Carrickfergus. For services to education in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Carolyn Robson, head teacher, Rushey Mead School and lately executive head teacher, Fullhurst College, Leicester. For services to education – Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Joseph Roper, for services to education and to the community in Birkenhead, Merseyside – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Michael Rossiter, lately head teacher, Woodlesford Primary School, Leeds. For services to education and to the community in Leeds – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Ranjit Singh Dhanda, lead for faith inclusion, Nishkam School Trust, Birmingham. For services to education – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).

Martin Smith, philanthropist. For charitable services to education, science and the arts – Knighthood (KBE).

Christopher Stone, executive head teacher, The Arthur Terry and Stockland Green Schools, Birmingham. For services to education – Knighthood (KBE).

Lesley Walter, head teacher, Philip Green Memorial School and governor, Cranborne Middle School, Wimborne, Dorset. For services to special educational needs – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Leslie Walton, OBE, lately chair, the Young People's Learning Agency. For services to Education – Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Brett Wigdortz, chief executive, Teach First. For services to education – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Nicholas Williams, lately principal of The BRIT School, Croydon. For services to education – Knighthood (KBE).

Terry Williams, lately head teacher, Litchard Primary School, Bridgend. For services to education in Wales – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Susan Witthames, governor, Oulton Broad Primary School and Fen Park Community Primary School, Suffolk. For services to education - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Robert Yeomans, lately head teacher, St John's Primary School, Walsall. For services to education – Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

New Year Honours 2013

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