AN “INSPIRATIONAL” teacher from Leigh was awarded an MBE in the King’s Birthday Honours list.
Academy headteacher and CEO of a Castle Point school trust Emma Lane was made a Member of the British Empire for a lifetime dedicated to helping youngsters in Essex.
Ms Lane, 65, started teaching in the 1970s, and has been at Northwick Park for over 30 years, and in her role as CEO, supports staff and also works alongside the team at Leigh Beck Infants and Nursery Academy and William Read Primary.
She said: “It was a very unexpected surprise, and I am proud to accept it on behalf of all the amazing people I have worked with during my teaching career.
“It has been a privilege to work at Northwick Park for 33 years and currently to be the CEO of the trust and work alongside the staff at Leigh Beck Infants and William Read Primary.
“My ambition has always been to provide the best education and care for all the children and families in our community.
“Whilst awards are public recognition, the real reward is every day working with the children, staff and community on Canvey Island.”
Rebecca Harris, MP for Castle Point, called Mrs Lane a “brilliant and inspirational” headteacher.
She said: “I am excited about Emma Lane’s achievement.
“I would like to say that I could not be more delighted that the honours committee have agreed with the people nominating her.
“She is not only a brilliant and inspirational head, but she has dedicated herself to helping the kids on Canvey. She has absolutely stuck with her residents on Canvey, and she loves her children like her family.
“I think people will be really, really pleased and proud.”
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