O.B.E. Honour

 I am absolutely thrilled and delighted, but more than anything, immensely proud to receive this honour from the Queen.

Looking back on my career it is clear that this is not about me alone. This honour is also shared with, and a reflection of, the outstanding skills and commitment of colleagues, governors, parents, Diocese and local authority officers that I have had the privilege to work with over the past thirty two years of headship in North Yorkshire, Lambeth and for the last ten years at our wonderful Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy here in Lincolnshire.

Most importantly, I would like express my sincere thanks to my husband and our wonderful family for supporting me so brilliantly over all these years, and with such great patience, in my desire and passionate commitment to provide the very best provision for the young people whose education has been entrusted into my care. 

It remains so wonderful to have the best job in the world, but of course the children are, as always, the real stars.

Mrs Cherry Edwards O.B.E.

Headteacher, Bourne Abbey C of E Primary Academy