Posted on: March 7, 2016
On 11th February 2016, Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy Vice Principal, Lynn Jones, attended Buckingham Palace to receive her MBE. Principal Mark Stanyer, put forward her nomination back in 2015 to recognise the dedication she has given to her students over her 42-year teaching career.
Lynn Jones said, “The people of Blurton and Fenton have been so special to me and I have been totally privileged to teach all those children over a total of 42 years. I have taken the children all over Britain and abroad and I hope I have given them memorable experiences. The greatest pleasure is seeing the children do well and go on to do wonderful things themselves. Thank you to everyone for your support over all those fabulous years as it has been fun, exciting and rewarding.”
Principal Mark Stanyer added, “When I nominated Lynn Jones it was a totally easy decision to make. Lynn has served the community of Blurton for over 40 years. Her dedication to both Blurton High School and now OSSMA are unrivalled. Every day I am amazed by her love for the children and the role she has to play. Her energy, passion and enthusiasm are as great today as they were 32 years ago when I first had the privilege to first work with her.
Lynn cares so much about the students, the academy, and her colleagues that she will never be replaced.
Lynn is unique and this award is so thoroughly deserved. We talk about teachers making a real difference to the lives of young people but Lynn has touched so many in our community. I am so proud of our Lynn.”
Congratulations from all of us at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy.