Principal of Barnfield College receives knighthood

Peter Birkett, Principal of Barnfield College, has been awarded a knighthood in the Queens Honours List, announced today. He has been awarded the honour ‘for services to the Further Education and Academy Movement’.

Other honours for staff in the further education sector include:

Maxine Room, Principal of Lewisham College, has been awarded a CBE ‘for services to Further Education and to Race and Gender Equality’.

David Cragg has seen his OBE promoted to a CBE. David is described as ‘Lately National Director of Development at the Skills Funding Agency and Lately Deputy Chairman, WorldSkills 2011’. Award ‘for services to education and skills’

Dr Alison Birkinshaw, Principal of York College and Chairman on the Further Education Reputation Strategy Group has been awarded an OBE ‘for services to Further Education.

David Lawrence, Principal of Easton College has been awarded an OBE ‘for services to Land-Based Further and Higher Education in Norfolk’.

Christopher Morecroft, former Principal at Worcester College of Technology has been awarded an OBE ‘for services to Further Education’.

Michael Oakes, Lately Principal at South Downs College has been awarded an OBE ‘or services to Further Education’.

Patricia Denham,Vice Principal at South Devon College has been awarded an OBE ‘for services to Further Education’.

Peter Garrod, described as ‘Lately Head, Lancashire Adult Learning’ has been awarded an OBE ‘for services to Further Education’.

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