Today it was announced that Frances Hartley is to be awarded the CBE. The CBE stands for Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
The CBE award typically goes to those who have a high profile role in regional affairs and have made a distinguished contribution in their area of activity.
This is how it has been reported in the newspapers this morning
“There is a CBE for Frances Hartley, until recently headteacher of Deans primary school in Salford. She transformed the school from one of the borough’s worst-performing primaries into one rated “outstanding” by Ofsted and named as the country’s best in 2007.”
Congratulations Mrs. Hartley from everyone at The Deans!