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Chair of Governors Jean honoured

Jean Lewis our Chair of Governors has received an MBE for her service to education. As The Leicester Mercury says:

Jean Lewis of Loughborough has been awarded an MBE for her work as chair of governors at Ashmount Special School in the town.

Her citation states that Jean, 68, "has made an outstanding contribution to education in Leicestershire over a long and sustained period of time."

It adds: "As chair of Ashmount Special School, she has championed the cause of children with special educational needs and promoted special schools as leaders of education.

"Her actions and leadership have led the school to recently achieve an outstanding Ofsted report."

Jean, who is also chair of the Leicestershire School Governors Association and the governors at Mountfields Lodge Primary School, said: "I'm not someone who seeks awards but I'm very happy to accept it because it represents the work of a lot of people other than me."

Jean helped secure the £9.35 million to rebuild Ashmount School, which is one of only three special schools which continue to be run by the county education authority.

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