A HEADTEACHER at a pupil referral unit in Worcester has been named in the New Year's Honours list 2023.

Pete Hines, headteacher of Perryfields Primary Pupil Referral Unit, has been awarded the Order of the British Empire.

It comes as His Majesty The King’s first New Years Honours List was revealed this evening (Friday).

Mr Hines has been awarded an OBE for services to education, having joined Perryfields in 2005.

He said: "I am humbled and honoured to be receiving this award and would like to thank the incredible team of people who have been part of the Perryfields success story over the last 20 years.”

Worcester News: Pete Hines, headteacher of Perryfields Primary PRU, has been awarded an OBEPete Hines, headteacher of Perryfields Primary PRU, has been awarded an OBE (Image: Perryfields Primary PRU)

Mr Hines has served as the headteacher of Perryfields for the last ten years.

The school, on Glebe Close, supports children in south Worcestershire who are at risk of permanent exclusion from mainstream schools.

Since Mr Hines took over as headteacher, it has been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted on four consecutive occasions.

Furthermore, Perryfields serves as a lead school in the Department for Education’s national behaviour hubs programme.

As such, Mr Hines and his colleagues have provided support to schools across the country in a bid to improve their behaviour culture.

He added: “I am proud of the hard work, dedication and determination of all of the pupils, staff and governors past and present and very grateful to Worcestershire Children First for their support. 

“Nothing I have achieved can or has been done in isolation, so I accept the award on behalf of us all."

Worcester News:

Mr Hines is not the only public figure from Worcestershire to be named in the King’s 2023 New Years Honours list.

Pershore resident James Michael McBride will receive the Medal of the Order of the British Empire.

As an area council member for Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, Mr McBridge has been awarded a BEM for services to businesses in the two counties.

Also receiving a BEM is Mark Barnes Glossop, from Worcester, for services to the community in the city.

Meanwhile, John Rawcliffe Airey Crabtree OBE DL. will be given the title of Knights Bachelor.

Mr Crabtree, from the village of Crowle, near Worcester, was chair of the organising committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

He has been handed his new title for services to sport and the community in the West Midlands.