New Year's Honour for Church school deputy head and author

A long standing teacher, author and deputy head teacher at a Bradford Church of England secondary school has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in this year’s New Year’s Honours list.

Janet Inglis is the author of several school text books as well as serving for more than thirty five years as a teacher. Awarded the BEM for her services to education, she is Deputy Head at Immanuel Church of England Secondary Science College, Leeds Road, Bradford.

Head teacher, Jane Tiller, and Chair of the Board of Governors, Denise Sterling, both paid tribute to Jane: “This honour recognises the dedication of Janet Inglis as teacher and deputy head. Janet has served Bradford students for well over 35 years both as teacher and author of several text books.  In her own time Janet is an athletics official generously supporting  young people in their pursuit of excellence.  We are absolutely delighted that this conscientious colleague and teacher has been recognised for her ongoing commitment to education in Yorkshire.”  

The Archdeacon of Bradford, Ven David Lee, a member of the school's Board of Governors said that Janet was a worthy recipient of the honour. “On behalf of the Diocese, we are thrilled for the children and staff at Immanuel and for Janet herself.  Education is a tough challenge today and  the BEM recognises Janet’s whole hearted commitment since she joined Immanuel when it opened in 2001, for which the Diocese is most grateful.  Janet has helped achieve the present ongoing improvements at Immanuel  and it is great that her contribution is saluted in this way.”

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