Movers & Shakers, Politics

Movers & Shakers: Who’s new this week?

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

Dr Ruth Norris, Headteacher, Derby Grammar School
Start date: September 2018
Previous job: Director of academic excellence and head of history, Denstone College
Interesting fact: Ruth has represented both Oxford and Cambridge universities in the sport of fencing at national level.


Paul Tarry, Regional director for the Midlands, Oasis Academy Trust
Start date: January 2018
Previous job: Principal, Oasis Academy Hobmoor
Interesting fact: Paul introduced a scheme where professional artists work with the children every term at Oasis Academy Hobmoor.


Darren King, Principal, Oasis Academy Hobmoor
Start date: January 2018
Previous job: Deputy principal, Oasis Academy Foundry
Interesting fact: Darren and his wife donated all the money they received as wedding gifts to a charity in Rwanda, to help build a school for orphaned genocide victims.


Amelie Morgan, Head of prep, Notre Dame School
Start date: January 2019
Previous job: Assistant head, St George’s College Junior School
Interesting fact: Amelie read history of art at Newcastle University, then did a master’s degree in education leadership.


Ian McNeilly, CEO, The de Ferrers Trust
Start date: May 2018
Previous job: Senior HMI, Ofsted
Interesting fact: Ian is a qualified journalist and used to write about boxing. He worked for Boxing Monthly for eight years.


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