Movers & Shakers, Politics

Movers & Shakers: Who’s new this week?

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

Marios Solomonides, Headteacher, Magna Carta Primary Academy
Start date: April 2018
Previous job: Director of curriculum and assessment, Burnt Mill Academy Trust
Interesting fact: Marios appeared on the ITV quiz show Tipping Point – and won.


Sue Bowron, Director of finance and operations, Hallfield School
Start date: September 2018
Previous job: Finance director, Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy
Interesting fact: Sue enjoys amateur dramatics and has been in a number of plays in her local village of Chaddesley Corbett


Paul Skipp, Headteacher, The John of Gaunt School
Start date: September 2018
Previous job: Principal, Yate Academy
Interesting fact: Paul once spent three weeks with his foot in a plaster cast only to be told there was a mistake and his foot wasn’t actually ever broken.


Sophia Ashworth Jones, Headteacher, Belmont Grosvenor School
Start date: September 2018
Previous job: Headteacher, The Falcons School for Girls
Interesting fact: Sophia has a passion for dressmaking and her dream is to appear on The great British sewing bee. There is a rumour that she up cycled one of her favourite dresses from a pair of curtains.


Martin Blain, Principal, Rudolf Steiner School Kings Langley
Start date: August 2018
Previous job: Chief operating officer, Immanuel College
Interesting fact: Martin and his wife have travelled extensively in the developing world, and are continuing to do so with their children.            


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