Anita Johnson OBE

We are delighted to share the news that Mrs Johnson has been awarded an OBE for services to Education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.  

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the civil service. It celebrates the selfless good deeds of big names as well as ordinary people during the pandemic. 

The list is usually published in June, when the Queen celebrates her official birthday, but it was postponed so that individuals who played crucial roles in the first months of the coronavirus outbreak could be added. 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the recipients of this year’s honours were “a testament to the sort of country we are – caring, compassionate and resolute in the face of a global pandemic”. 

“The hard work and dedication of these local, often unsung heroes has helped carry us through,” he added.