Barnaby Lenon, Dean of Education

Dean of Education recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours

12 June 2019

University of Buckingham Dean of Education, Barnaby Lenon, will be made a CBE for his work as chair of the Independent Schools Council and chair of governors at the London Academy of Excellence.

Barnaby taught at Eton for 12 years, was the deputy head of Highgate School, head of Trinity School Croydon and head of Harrow for 12 years. He then helped establish the London Academy of Excellence in East London, one of the most successful state sixth form Academies, where he is chairman of governors.

He is also chairman of the Independent Schools Council and has been a governor of 16 state and independent schools. He is a director of the New Schools Network which helps groups wishing to establish new schools under the government’s free schools policy. He was a member of the board of Ofqual during the implementation of the Gove reforms to GCSEs and A-levels and is now on their Standards Advisory Committee.

Now at The University of Buckingham, Barnaby is Dean of Education and has written six books including, recently, Much Promise about high-achieving state schools and Other People’s Children about the least academic 50% in England. He researches the characteristics of effective teachers in the UK and USA.

Barnaby said: “I am delighted to have been given an award as a reflection of the quality of the various educational organisations for whichh I work, including the University of Buckingham.”

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