The executive headteacher of Stockland Green School and Arthur Terry School in Sutton Coldfield has been knighted in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.
Christopher Stone, from Atherstone, in North Warwickshire, has been named Knights Bachelor for his services to education.
Mr Stone has frequently featured in national headlines.
He met Education Secretary Michael Gove this year. Gove described Arthur Terry School as ‘world class.’
Mr Stone was featured in the Birmingham Post for heading a consortium of six schools – four primary and two secondary – in a bid to boost standards.
Four years ago, he was featured in the Daily Mail for introducing clip-on ties to combat the problem of ‘chavvy knots.’