Congratulations to Jan Lefley who has been awarded an MBE in the New Year
On behalf of everyone at The Romsey School and the Romsey Community Team,
we would like to congratulate Jan on achieving this honour, it is thoroughly
Jan who took retirement in the Summer of 2021 was the school’s community lead for
many years and has been recognised for her work in the community, which included
winning the national Community School of the Year Award in consecutive years.
More recently she successfully led the community team who implemented the
nationally recognised Connect4Summer Programme. The programme helped over
three thousand families at almost 30 venues, by providing invaluable support during
the Summer Holidays. Working closely with Park School in Havant, Romsey was the
only school to be awarded this national project which has had an enormous impact
on families in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
In addition, Jan has led on the setting up of Community Pantries as part of the
Connect4communities initiative, including one in Duke’s Mill, Romsey.
Jonathan de Sausmarez, Executive Leader of GMAT said, “Jan has devoted her life
to helping others and everything she has done has been with a personal passion to
give every child and family a fair start in life. There have been so many projects over
the years and this award is a way for our country, county and community, to say a
big thank you.”