Colm Davis, former vice president of NAHT, has been recognised for his ‘services to special education’ and received an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List (18 June 2017).
Commenting on the announcement, Russell Hobby, general secretary of NAHT said: “Huge congratulations to Colm. He has served as principal of Tor Bank school, a special school in Belfast, for over 23 years. He has shown an unflappable commitment to children with special educational needs and disabilities in Northern Ireland. Colm remains a huge inspiration to NAHT and school leaders across the country.
“Last year Colm was diagnosed with motor neurone disease. He has shown a breath-taking commitment to raising awareness of the condition at the same time as battling it himself, inspiring us as an association to make the Motor Neurone Disease Association our charity partner of the year. This honour is truly deserved.”
Colm, aged 58, was previously vice president of NAHT. Following his diagnosis in May 2016, NAHT made the MND Association charity partner for 2017 and is supporting the Association through fundraising, involvement in campaigns and awareness-raising across its network of school leaders.
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Page Published: 19/06/2017