MBE for teacher and education expert from Uttlesford

PUBLISHED: 10:47 03 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:47 03 January 2018

Maggie Hollingsworth has received an MBE for services to education

Maggie Hollingsworth has received an MBE for services to education


A teacher who has taught at primary, secondary, further eduction and adult level and then became an Ofsted inspector and is currently an advisor for schools in East Anglia had been awarded an MBE for services to education.

Maggie Hollingsworth, 71, says she has retired four times.

Mrs Hollingsworth, who has lived in Elmdon, Newport and Thaxted, but now lives in London, qualified as a teacher in 1969. She taught in schools in Harlow, Bishop’s Stortford and Haverhill before becoming an Ofsted Inspector in 1988 and was in post for 20 years as well as becoming a trustee of the educational body in East Anglia, the Inspiration Trust.

She said: “I worked in a small team who helped schools improve themselves. My passion has been to make sure that disadvantaged students and children get the best deal possible.” She is still working though planning to cut down because she and her husband of 48 years, Michael, enjoy travelling.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Saffron Walden Reporter visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Saffron Walden Reporter staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Saffron Walden Reporter account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

A proposal set out by the Government which warns councils they could lose planning powers if not enough homes are built have been met with criticism from a council group who say it is a ‘further attack’ on authorities who are struggling to build the required number of homes.

Yesterday, 15:14

A teenager from Watford has been arrested by Hertfordshire Police as part of a National Crime Agency led investigation into the hoax bomb threat which affected schools across Essex.

Yesterday, 09:21

Police are appealing for information about two carjackings in Felsted on March 15 during which a man was threatened with a knife and another was forced out of his car.

Yesterday, 08:32

Burglars stole clothing worth thousands of pounds in another raid at Jacks in the early hours of Wednesday morning (March 21).

Digital Edition

Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter