The ETF congratulates those recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has extended its warm congratulations to those across the Further Education (FE) and Training sector in England who were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year.

The 17 people in FE awarded across England included Dame Ann Limb, former Chair of The Scout Association, who was recognised for her services to young people and to philanthropy, and Sir Paul Phillips, Principal and Chief Executive of Weston College, North Somerset, who was recognised for his services to FE.

The honours included four chief executives/principals of FE colleges, alongside individuals from a variety of different organisations involved in FE.

Jenny Jarvis, Interim CEO at the ETF, said: “The Further Education and Training sector is a vital part of our education system, providing individuals from all backgrounds with opportunities to learn and develop key skills.

“A diverse range of organisations and individuals work together to make the sector successful. Those recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year hold a variety of positions across the sector, but they all share a commitment to improving learners’ lives and increasing the quality and accessibility of education. We’re pleased to celebrate their achievements and we warmly congratulate them on being recognised for the difference they have made.”

Individuals from FE and Training recognised in the 2022 Queen’s birthday honours list were:

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Ann Limb – Lately Chair, The Scout Association. For services to young people and to philanthropy.

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Paul Phillips – Principal and Chief Executive, Weston College, North Somerset. For services to Further Education.

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David Hughes – Chief Executive Officer, Association of Colleges. For services to Further Education, particularly during the Covid-19 response.

Frances Wadsworth – Deputy Further Education Commissioner. For services to education.

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Robert Colbourne – Chief Executive Officer, Performance Through People. For services to skills and apprenticeships.

Jasbir Dhesi – Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Cheshire College South and West. For services to education.

Yiannis Koursis – Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Barnsley College. For services to Further Education.

Elizabeth Maudslay – Lately SEND Policy Manager at Association of Colleges. For services to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Christopher Skidmore – MP for Kingswood (and chair of Republica’s Lifelong Education Commission). For parliamentary and public service.

Jill Whittaker – Managing Director, HIT Training. For services to training and apprenticeships in hospitality, care and management.

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Olukayode Adetokun Adegbembo – Chair of Governors, Scarborough TEC. For services to education.

Andrew Baird – Chair of Corporation, East Surrey College (and NLG). For services to Further Education.

Euan Blair – Founder and Chief Executive, Multiverse. For services to education.

Paul Cook – Principal and chief executive, Hereward College. For services to young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Charlotte Hosker – Prison Education Manager, HM Prison and Young Offender Institution Askham Grange. For services to prison education and reducing re-offending.

Barjinderpall ‘Biddy’ Lall – Head of Skills, JGA Group, London. For services to apprenticeships and skills training.

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Melanie Jane Stoodley – Personal Assistant to the Principal and Chief Executive, Strode College. For services to education.

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