Movers & Shakers, Politics

Movers & Shakers: Who’s new this week?

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

James Spicer, Head of school, Tilstock Primary School

Start date: January 2018
Previous job: Head of school, St. Thomas’ C of E Primary School
Interesting fact: James wrote, produced and directed an outdoor nativity play for children at his school, which included real-life animals.


Matthew Parr-Burman, Executive headteacher, Carisbrooke and Medina Colleges

Start date: January 2018
Previous job: Principal, Fakenham Academy
Interesting fact: Matthew is a keen triathlete and has competed in over 100 races in the past 25 years.


Sarah Howells, Principal, King’s Academy Binfield

Start date: January 2018
Previous job: Headteacher, Frogmore Community College
Interesting fact: Sarah was at university with comedian Caroline Aherne. Caroline called her Cathy due to the similarity of Sarah’s permed 80s hairstyle with that of Cathy Beale in EastEnders.


Nick Hudson, CEO, Ormiston Academies Trust

Start date: November 2017
Previous job: Interim CEO, Ormiston Academies Trust
Interesting fact: Nick loves adventure, and once travelled by train from Todmorden in West Yorkshire to Marrakech in Morocco.


Jo Bull, Headteacher, High Arcal School

Start date: October 2017
Previous job: Interim headteacher, High Arcal School
Interesting fact: Jo’s proudest achievement is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.


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