City honour for Sir Geoff

Sir Geoff’s achievements in education have seen him officially recognised as one of the Wolverhampton’s famous sons and daughters.

He will be among five names on an inaugural roll of honour in a roll of honour to be located in a prominent building in Wolverhampton to mark 10 years of city status.

Sir Geoff trained as a teacher in Winchester and began his career in education at the Pensnett School, Dudley.

He was responsible for transforming Northicote School, designated a failing school by Ofsted, into a successful and oversubscribed school and received a knighthood in 1998 for services to education.

In 2003, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Southampton University, where he had gained his BEd, for services to education.

Sir Geoff said: “I have been fortunate to have many accolades and the greatest of these was the knighthood. But this latest honour ranks in equal status because it comes from the place where I have chosen to live my life.”

The achievements of Sir Geoff and four other city ‘sons and daughters’ – Lisa Potts, Hugh Porter, Sir Jack Hayward and Beverley Knight – will be marked at a formal dinner at Molineux Stadium later this month.

The honour has been instigated by Wolverhampton Partners in Progress, a group of business people. It is hoped it will become an annual event.


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