A former head of learning improvement at Leeds City Council has been honoured in the Queen’s birthday honours list with an OBE. Gail Webb was recognised for her services to education.
Gail Webb spent the first 20 years of her career teaching in the Merseyside area, working her way up to a headteacher. She then went on to work as a primary school advisor for Halton Borough Council and in 2006 became director of learning and teaching for England as part of a national scheme.
Gail retired in 2015 but after a brief time off set up her own business as an education consultant and agreed to take on the post of interim head of school improvement for North Somerset Council, a role she is still enjoying two years later.
Steve Walker, director of children’s services at Leeds City Council said:
“I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Gail Webb for being awarded a much deserved OBE. It reflects Gail’s lifelong commitment and dedication to ensuring that children and young people reach their potential. Many children have benefitted as a result of Gail’s work. During her time in Leeds Gail contributed greatly to education services and played a key role in helping us achieve our ambition to be the best city for learning.”