Movers & Shakers, Politics

Movers & Shakers: Who’s new this week?

Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving

Anna Balson, Executive headteacher (primary), Arthur Terry Learning Partnership

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Headteacher of Mere Green Primary School (ongoing)
Interesting fact: She swims outside most nights in either outdoor pools or local rivers.


Martyn Hill, Headteacher, South Craven School

Start date: April 2018
Previous job: Head of school at South Craven School
Interesting fact: He’s a big Wigan Warriors fan and coaches his children’s rugby team.


Rowena Cole, Headteacher, St John’s School, Leatherhead

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Headteacher at Dunottar School in Reigate
Interesting fact: Rowena owns a husky, has driven a team of sled dogs and would like to have a go at the 1,000-mile Iditarod race in Alaska.


James Nicholson, Chief financial officer, Academies Enterprise Trust

Start date: November 2017
Previous job: Director of finance and resources at E-ACT
Interesting fact: He is the vice-chairman of the FIAT Motor Club GB, one of the UK’s oldest single marques car clubs, and has 10 old FIATs to look after.


Tim Leunig, Senior policy adviser to the secretary of state, DEFRA UK

Start date: October 2017
Previous job: Chief analyst and chief scientific adviser to the DfE
Interesting fact: Tim opened his garden to the public on the National Garden Scheme for 10 years.


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