A SOLIHULL headteacher who has taught in the borough for the past 40 years has been bestowed and MBE.
Roberta Narroway, headteacher at Valley Primary School, was named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to primary education.
She said: “I feel very humbled to have been recognised for my services to Primary Education, and feel honoured to be receiving an MBE.
“I have worked in Solihull for the last 40 years, starting back in 1978, I have only done my ‘job’ on each of those days.
“I have been very fortunate throughout my career to work with such amazing people, and I thank every pupil, parent, staff member and Governor, including the headteachers who I have worked for and helped to make me what I have become today for their support over the last 40 years.
“All this has been made possible through the support of my dear parents, my wonderful husband and beautiful daughter – which meant I could dedicate 110 per cent to my career – the best job in the world.”
Roberta has spent her entire career teaching in Solihull.
She started at Knowle Church of England School in 1978, at the time the school was across two sites with a headteacher for each site, and saw her daughter make her way through the school from nursery to year six.
Roberta became teh deputy headteacher at St James’ Church of England Junior School and from there became headteacher at Valley Primary Infant School which is now known as Valley Primary School in Solihull.