Linda Austin, ex headteacher of Swanlea School has been awarded the O.B.E. for her services to the school and to education.
Linda was Headteacher of Swanlea School, which is deemed by OFSTED to be outstanding, for 18 years. She said, "I am proud to accept this award in recognition of the sustained effort of all the staff, governors, parents and pupils of Swanlea School in making it the great school it is."
Brenda Landers, current Headteacher of Swanlea School added: "All of us at Swanlea are absolutely delighted that Linda's hard work and dedication has been acknowledged in such a wonderful way. It is thoroughly well-deserved and we are thrilled for her."
Habib Rahman, Chair of Governors for Swanlea School said: "I am delighted for Linda. It is wonderful. I always knew that her services to education will one day be recognised. Her dedication and commitment to her pupils achieving has been her strength."