Trustee of education charity that runs Hathaway Academy receives CBE

Trustee of Academy Transformation Trust Receives CBE

Dr Margaret Wilson, a trustee of Academy Transformation Trust, which leads schools across Essex, has been awarded a CBE for her services to education in the New Year’s Honours List.

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Dr Wilson has been a trustee of Academy Transformation Trust (ATT) since February 2018, providing leadership and challenge to the multi-academy trust which sponsors four academies in Harlow (Kingsmoor Academy and Mark Hall Academy), Clacton-on-Sea (Ravens Academy) and Grays (The Hathaway Academy), among 22 primary and secondary academies in total across the country. More than 80 per cent of ATT’s academies are rated Good or better, and the trust was rated the 11th best secondary multi-academy trust in the country for Progress 8 in the Department for Education’s GCSE performance tables published last year.

Dr Wilson is also Chief Executive Officer of the Zenith Multi Academy Trust in Essex and has been headteacher and executive head of two large 11-18 schools in London and Essex. Her career has included taking The King John School to being rated Outstanding by Ofsted and she has a strong record of supporting schools in challenging circumstances, becoming an adviser to the Department for Education’s academies division.

Dr Wilson’s investiture is due to take place at Buckingham Palace in eight weeks’ time.

Dr Wilson said:

“I received the letter about the award about six weeks ago and I was just totally stunned.

“I am delighted to be awarded such an accolade and just didn’t expect it at all. Part of the award must go to all the people who have supported me.”

Bernard Dickenson, Chairman of the Board at Academy Transformation Trust, said:

“All of us at Academy Transformation Trust are incredibly proud of Margaret for receiving such a wonderful honour.

“Margaret has been a superb trustee since joining our Trust last year and her career in education has been and continues to be, outstanding. We are delighted that her work has been recognised.”

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