Queen’s honour for Rugby High teacher

"Dream come true": Shelagh Moore MBE
"Dream come true": Shelagh Moore MBE

An inspiring deputy headteacher has been made an MBE for her services to education.

Shelagh Moore, who has worked at Rugby High School for 15 years, has been honoured for her dedication and commitment to her job.

The 57-year-old said she was delighted with the award.

She added: “I’ve absolutely loved my time at the school, it’s been a dream job.

“The staff and students are a joy to work with.

“The enthusiasm of the students never fails to amaze me and the lovely people I have worked with have inspired me.”

Mrs Moore, who teaches French and Spanish, will retire at the end of the year after teaching for 37 years.

She said: “To end my career by receiving an MBE is a dream come true and I would like to accept the award on behalf of all the teachers, care takers, chefs, training room staff and all the people who work tirelessly to give students the best experience possible.

“I’m looking forward to having some free time and being able to travel a bit more.

“I’ve been doing a lot of work for charity and I’m hoping I can give even more when I’m retired.

“Language skills always come in handy and open many doors, so I’ll definitely be using them on my travels.”

The much-loved teacher currently leads the school’s student charity committee and has raised thousands of pounds for good causes.

Headteacher of Rugby High School, Charlotte Marten, said: “Generations of students at Rugby High School and Trinity School, Leamington, have benefited from Mrs Moore’s teaching.

“She always has the students’ best interests at heart and has been a tremendous support to me.

“I am absolutely delighted that Mrs Moore’s contribution to education in this country has been acknowledged in this way by Her Majesty.

“Rugby High School is very proud of and grateful to Mrs Moore.”