London teachers become Dames

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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TfL staff and London police among honoured

Several Transport for London staff members and Metropolitan police officers are recognised in the Queen's New Year Honour list.