Burnham resident knighted in Queen's Birthday Honours
former Burnham-On-Sea resident has been knighted in the Queen's
Birthday Honours, announced on Saturday.
John Dunford OBE has received a Knighthood for his services to
John lived with his family in Burnham's Stoddens Road for many
was also a pupil of the former Hill Brow Prep School in Brent
Knoll, which is now the base for Somerset Court.
John is a former teacher, head teacher and general secretary of
the Association of School and College Leaders. He has worked with,
and represented, a number of educational organisations in recent
years, including the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors,
of which he has been Chair since March 2011.
John paid tribute to his colleagues, past and present, and to
his family and friends, who, he said had contributed to his success.
can be awarded an honour entirely because of his or her own efforts
and it has been my good fortune to have led some exceptional teams
of people at Durham Johnston School, the Association of School
and College Leaders and the organisations I have worked with in
recent years," he said. "These people deserve a big
share of the credit and I pay tribute to their skill and commitment
to the cause of education."
Rogers, the Chief Executive of the CIEA, said: "We are delighted
for John, who has worked tirelessly for many, many years in the
education system. This reward is justly deserved and hard-earned,
and offers recognition for the outstanding contribution John has
made as a teacher, head teacher and in more recent years, as a
leading educationalist, champion and spokesman for schools and
the education service generally."
people have the depth of knowledge and experience that John brings
to education and we, at the CIEA, are thrilled to have him as
a colleague and friend. He has guided our organisation through
difficult times, and we now have a growing and thriving community
thanks to his efforts. On behalf of myself, our Board of Trustees,
the staff at the CIEA and our members I would like to congratulate
John on this wonderful accolade."