Headteacher handed OBE after 25 years at Solihull School - The Solihull Observer

Headteacher handed OBE after 25 years at Solihull School

Solihull Editorial 22nd Jun, 2017   0

AN INSPIRATIONAL headteacher has spoken of her pride after receiving an OBE for her services to to Special Educational Needs and disability.

Amanda Mordey, who is at the helm of Merstone Special School and Forest Oak Special School in Solihull was named on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her work.

The Coventry resident said: “It is a great honour and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved particularly the staff children and my husband and children who have been very supportive of what I have achieved.

“I was a bit overwhelmed when I saw the words cabinet office on the envelope.




“Although it maybe me that gets the award I am receiving it on behalf of the schools staff and inspirational pupils who I have worked with.

“I have dedicated my working life to helping children with special needs and disabilities.


“I want to make better opportunities for them and their families so they can make the most out of life.”

Amanda has spent 25 years at Merstone School.

She started as a deputy head teacher in 1992 before becoming the head.

When Merstone School and Forest Oak came together she became the headteacher of both schools.

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