Movers & Shakers, Politics

Movers & Shakers: Who’s new this week?

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

Tony Smith, Founding headteacher, Katherine Warington School

Start date: January 2018
Previous job: Deputy head, Roundwood Park School
Interesting fact: Tony has two classic cars, a Jaguar and a Morris Minor, and used to DJ on Xfm.


Clare Hodgson, Head, Bohunt Sixth Form

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Assistant headteacher at Bohunt School
Interesting fact: She played violin as part of an orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.


Emma Hollis, Executive director, National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT)

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Head of educational strategy at the Inspiring Futures Through Learning MAT, and head of the Milton Keynes Teaching School Alliance
Interesting fact: Emma is a PADI-qualified advanced open-water diver.


Paul Doddridge, Principal, Oasis Academy Woodview

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Headteacher of St George’s CE Academy
Interesting fact: Paul is a huge music fan: he plays piano and guitar, and sings in a local Birmingham band, The Mandrills.


Julian Appleyard, CEO, Pontefract Academies Trust

Start date: April 2018
Previous job: Executive principal and CEO, Rochdale Sixth Form College
Interesting fact: He is a huge Paul Weller fan, and has been to see him countless times.


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