Movers & Shakers, Politics

Movers & Shakers: Who’s new this week?

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

Stuart Pope, Executive head, Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Roydon Primary School

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Head of school, Cooks Spinney Primary Academy
Interesting fact: He plays guitar in a band and once performed at V Festival.


Sophie Laing, Executive head, Little Parndon Primary Academy & Freshwaters Primary Academy

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Head of school, Little Parndon Primary Academy
Interesting fact: She has some serious baton twirling skills and used to be in the Lyme Regis majorette squad.


Nicky Morgan, Education advisor, KidZania UK

Start date: October 2017
Previous job: MP for Loughborough and chair of the Treasury select committee (ongoing)
Interesting fact: Her political nickname is NiMo – like the fish.


Angela Wells, Headteacher, Netherwood Academy

Start date: January 2018
Previous job: Headteacher at the Buckingham School
Interesting fact: Angela plays classical guitar.


Mark Neild, Headteacher, Samuel Ward Academy

Start date: October 2017
Previous job: Director of secondary education at the Samuel Ward Academy Trust
Interesting fact: He enjoys cycling, and playing squash and badminton.


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