mp028_liz_seersA Head teacher from Stockport had been awarded an OBE.

Liz Seers, a retired Head teacher of Heaton School, will be recognized for services to children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The 58-year-old, who is originally from Birmingham, was the Head teacher at Heaton School for 23 years, until her retirement in 2014.

Liz said: “Special Education has developed so much for the better over the past 50 years, and I have loved being part of that. Children with disabilities are both immense fun to be with and hard work. They learn at a different pace and in a different way from others, therefore special education is a perpetual and stimulating challenge. Special Education is also a team effort and I also got to work with some amazing staff and a variety of professionals.”

“I hope this recognition is a celebration of the wonderful community that is Heaton School, a thank you to everyone for the constant hard work and determination, and an incentive to keep it all going through both good and hard times. I would also like to recognise the children’s parents and families for whom I have huge respect and who deserve the level of support they require in order to bring up their children,” Liz said.

Councillor Shan Alexander said: “This is a great recognition for the excellent work Liz Seers did with children with special educational needs and disability — the Council is very proud of her and of Heaton School. We will continue to work with schools so they can have a positive impact on our special needs children.”