A number of people from our region have been recognised as part of the New Year's honours list.
Among them is Michael Griffiths.
He's the headmaster of Northampton School for Boys so is used to being called 'sir' - which is now his official title, after being awarded a knighthood for his services to education.
Speaking to ITV News Anglia, Mr Griffiths said that he was shocked to receive the honour:
"I couldn't really believe it, as I suspect is the response of most people."
"It's great for the education profession as a whole, and it's a great thing for my own school."
Click below for the full list of New Year Honours in each of the counties in the Anglia region: