NAHT congratulates members named in the Queen’s birthday honours list

NAHT members are among more than 90 people awarded honours for their services to education, children and families. 

Andrew Carter OBE, head teacher of South Farnham School in Surrey for the last 24 years, has received a knighthood. 

In 2010 Sir Andrew became a national leader of education and the school was designated a national support school. Since then he has helped improve more than 20 schools. Many of the teachers Sir Andrew has recruited have gone on to become outstanding teachers and head teachers themselves. 

Kate Frood, head of Eleanor Palmer Primary School in Camden has been awarded an OBE. 

Ms Frood has been a head teacher for more than 17 years. In 2013 her school was the first in Camden to be named as a mentor to others in the borough and became one of 350 schools selected as a national teaching school by the National College for School Leadership. 

Eddy Jackson, ex-head teacher of an outstanding Blackpool special school, has been awarded an MBE. 

Mr Jackson has been recognised for the positive impact he has made on the lives of pupils, parents and staff at Highfurlong School. Mr Jackson, who recently retired as head after 23 years of service, has been praised for his exceptional work at the school including helping disabled children to compete in national and Paralympic games.  

During his long career he gained a reputation as a champion of high-tech communication aids for young people with cerebral palsy, autism and learning disabilities. 

Mr Jackson said: “I received a Cabinet Office envelope and letter from the prime minister on a Saturday morning. My first thought was that it was a wind-up and I was being set up for a laugh. I put it to one side and picked it up later in the day. Once it dawned on me that it was bona fide, it brought a tear to my eye because of the huge efforts and tremendous work involved in gaining the award. 

He added: “I share this honour with every person who has contributed to Highfurlong’s immense success including classroom assistants, nurses, therapists, teachers and governors.”