Teacher’s shock at New Year medal
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