Queen’s Honours: Royal recognition for special needs headteacher

Liz Bul
Liz Bul

A headteacher who has dedicated her professional life to helping children and young people with special educational needs has received royal recognition for her work.

Liz Bull was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours today after retiring from Slated Row Special School last summer.

Liz, who now lives in Dorset, worked at the Wolverton school for 12 years. During this time the school achieved three consecutive outstanding judgements from Ofsted.

“I would like to say a big thank you to those awarding these honours and to those who nominated me,” she said.

“I feel immensely proud and humble to be honoured for doing a job I love and enjoy.

“I feel privileged to work in the incredibly rewarding field of special education.

“Any achievements and successes have only been made possible with the support of the pupils, their parents and families and finally staff, governors and other partners.

“I cannot thank them enough for their support and their part in ensuring that Slated Row became an outstanding provider for young people with special needs in Milton Keynes.

“I hope that by receiving my OBE others are encouraged knowing that we have an honours system that appreciates and celebrates the work that we do.”