Previous Student Amanda Mordey (nee Jenkins) receives OBEPosted on 19/07/2017
Amanda Rose Mordey (nee Jenkins) has been awarded an OBE for services to children with special educational needs and disabilities in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Amanda attended the Chase High School leaving, following A levels in 1983. She attended Birmingham University to study for a Batchelor of Education, graduating in 1986. Her 1st teaching post was in Warwickshire in 1986, whilst working she studied at Warwick University and graduated with a Batchelor of Philosophy in 1999. Her entire working career to date has been dedicated to educating pupils with learning disabilities as a class teacher and a member of senior leadership teams. Her teaching career spans 31 years, of which 25 years have been in senior leadership posts. In 1996 she took up the post of Head Teacher at Merstone School in Solihull, and led the school through an expansion programme and also the development of a purpose-built building development 10 years ago. In 2009 she provided leadership during the Federation of 2 special schools and became Principal of the two special schools in Solihull – Merstone & Forest Oak. Both schools have under her leadership achieved a rating of Outstanding in their last 2 Ofsted inspections (2011 & 2014). She lives in Coventry, is married to Russ and has 3 children – Bethan, Hannah & Thomas. Amanda’s parents Mary & Brian Jenkins still live in Malvern.
When learning of her OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Hours 2017 she said “This is a tremendous honour that I would like to share with all the amazing staff and all the inspirational families and pupils that I have worked with throughout my career. I have the best job in the world as I am able to make a difference to the life opportunities of people with special educational needs on a daily basis, helping them to achieve great things.”