In Ben Levinson’s time at Kensington Primary, the school has gone from a “requires improvement” rating by Ofsted to winning awards.
But the headteacher’s impact has extended far beyond the Kensington Avenue gates of that school in Manor Park and the Plaistow-based The Tapscott Learning Trust.
Mr Levinson has also made significant contributions to the wider Newham community and education sector, including considerable work with the local authority and Department for Education (DfE).
This is why he has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021 for services to education.
The turnaround of Kensington Primary since Mr Levinson took over as headteacher in 2014 speaks for itself.
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