Some 31 head teachers have been recognise in the New Year honours.
Among them is Joan McVittie, who transformed two schools in deprived areas of London and Sally Coates, who oversaw improvements at Burlington Danes Academy in west London.
Both become Dames.
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All inspirational people who have shown courage and kindness in the most difficult of circumstances.