Headteacher of Glebe Primary School awarded an OBE for Services to Education

Monday 13th July 2015 08:52 EDT

Mrs Donna Barratt, the Headteacher of Glebe Primary School in Kenton, was awarded an OBE for her services to education in the Queen’s Birthday List announced last week.

Donna joined Glebe in 2002 and, under her leadership, it has become a high performing school, thriving in the true spirit of partnership between its pupils, parents, staff, governors and the local community.

Commenting on Donna’s award Mrs Gabriela Ahmadi-Assalemi – Chair of the Governing Body of Glebe Primary School said, “We are immensely proud of Donna and admire her strength, dedication, and continued drive to help improve the lives of many children. It is a pleasure and privilege to support Donna in all her efforts in leading Glebe Primary School. She is a huge inspiration to us all and we sincerely congratulate her on this amazing achievement.”

Navin Shah, London Assembly Member for Brent and Harrow and the longest serving member of Governing Body said, “What Donna has achieved is most amazing. I remember those dark days when the school was on the verge of closing some 15 years ago. Pupil and staff morale was at its lowest. Thanks to Donna, it’s a different story now. Working with a strong vision for an inclusive, high achieving school and forging partnerships, Donna has taken the school forward to become an outstanding school. Donna hugely deserves this accolade and all of us at the school are proud of it.”

At its last inspection Ofsted reported that: “Glebe is an outstanding school which is held in high regard by parents. It is highly inclusive and serves the needs of its diverse local community exceptionally well. At the heart of the school is a real commitment to ensure that every individual really matters. It gives pupils a wealth of vibrant learning experiences to support their learning and places a strong emphasis on promoting all pupils’ personal development.”

For further information about the school visit www.glebe.harrow.sch.uk

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