Movers & Shakers, Politics

Movers & Shakers: Who’s new this week?

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

Lisa Tooley, Head of school, Sir Charles Kao UTC

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Assistant head at Burnt Mill Academy
Interesting fact: Lisa learnt to ski aged five and ride a motorbike aged nine.


Ray Baker, Headteacher, LSA Technology and Performing Arts College

Start date: January 2018
Previous job: Headteacher at Siddal Moor Sports College
Interesting fact: Ray is a distant relative of actor Larry Hagman and singer Danny La Rue.


Helen Cassady, Headteacher, Cottenham Village College

Start date: January 2018
Previous job: Headteacher at Havant Academy in Hampshire
Interesting fact: Helen once cycled the length of France in 14 days, and has cycled in Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland and southern Germany.


Melanie Renowden, Deputy CEO, Ambition School Leadership

Start date: November 2017
Previous job: Executive director at Ambition School Leadership
Interesting fact: Melanie likes to spend as much time as possible outdoors walking, enjoying wildlife and growing veg at her much-loved allotment.


Chris Malone, Head of education and learning, Warwickshire County Council

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Strategic lead for education quality at Oxfordshire County Council
Interesting fact: Chris is a keen cyclist and regularly cycles to meetings and school visits on her Brompton bike.


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