Teacher’s shock at New Year medal

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A TEACHER for chil­dren with autism has been awarded a Bri­tish Em­pire Medal.

Lynne Pullinger of The Fen­nings in Amer­sham was given the pres­ti­gious award as part of the New Year Hon­ours. It was re­ceived for her ser­vices to ed­u­ca­tion.

Mrs Pullinger 66 worked as a learn­ing support as­sis­tant at Bur­ford School in Mar­low Bot­tom.

She said: “I was not ex­pect­ing it at all. It was quite a shock.

“I have al­ways found my job as a teach­ing as­sis­tant to be very re­ward­ing. It is about mak­ing learn­ing ac­ces­si­ble to ev­ery­one and to help chil­dren with autism to be in main stream schools.”

Mrs Pullinger will be awarded her medal for­merly in Buck­ing­hamshire and will be in­vited to Buck­ing­ham Palace in the sum­mer for one of the gar­den par­ties.

HON­OUR: Lynne Pullinger was awarded a Bri­tish Em­pire Medal for her ser­vices to ed­u­ca­tion

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