MBE for former deputy head
● A FORMER Runcorn deputy headteacher has been made a Member Of The British Empire (MBE) in the New Year’s Honours.
Gillian Walton, of Frodsham, formerly of St Martin’s Catholic Primary School, Murdishaw, received the award for services to education.
She was already the establishment’s longest-serving teacher back in 2003 having served for 25 years.
Relatives of former pupils paid tribute to her on the Weekly News Facebook page.
Sarah Ryan said: “Congrats Mrs Walton.
“You taught my son for three-yearsrunning years back, then helped with my other son three years later when he was having trouble adapting to school. “Super well-done.” Cat Ireland said: “Mrs Walton taught two of my sisters many years ago, and this year I had the pleasure of bumping into her at the foundry and recognised her straight away even though I’d not seen her in over 20 years.
“She was a great teacher and took no nonsense. Really pleased for her.”
Gillian Walton, former deputy headteacher of St Martin’s Catholic Primary School