A Liverpool Hope University alumnus has been awarded an OBE in the 2023 New Year Honours.
Dr Jeffery Quaye, who gained his Professional Qualification for School Inspectors (PQSI) from Hope in 2012, received the prestigious honour in recognition of his services to education.
Dr Quaye has made a significant contribution to the UK education sector over the course of a 19-year career, during which he has taken on a variety of leadership roles.
He is currently the National Director of Education and Standards at the Aspirations Academies Trust and was previously the Head Teacher of the City of London Academy.
Alongside this, Dr Quaye continues to advise the UK government on education policy and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA) and a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching (FCCT).
“I am deeply honoured and delighted to be bestowed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire,” he said.
“This honour fills me with a great sense of humility and gratitude, and it is for the brilliant pupils and staff at Aspirations Academies Trust.”
Dr Quaye enrolled on Hope’s PQSI course in preparation to becoming an Ofsted inspector in 2012.
He has since progressed to become a lead inspector and he has fond memories of his time at the University, developing skills which continue to benefit his career as an educator.
“I really enjoyed the course and have drawn on it to develop my practise as an Ofsted inspector for primary and secondary schools,” he added.
“It equipped me with knowledge and valuable skills, which I still use in my role as National Director of Education and Standards at Aspirations Academies Trust.”
Everyone at Liverpool Hope University congratulates Dr Quaye on the award of his OBE.