Movers & Shakers, Politics

Movers & Shakers: Who’s new this week?

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

Laura Woodward, Head of School, Haxby Road Primary Academy

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Deputy head at Haxby Road Primary Academy
Interesting fact: Laura is a football fan and has twice watched a match from the royal box at Wembley.


Wayne Cooper, Headteacher, Forest Academy

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Headteacher at Spring Meadow School
Interesting fact: Growing up he always wanted to be a teacher, but was too embarrassed to admit it.


Elizabeth Swan, Headteacher, the Everitt Academy

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Deputy headteacher of Saxmundham Free School
Interesting fact: When she was nine, Swan phoned up Roald Dahl to find out his address and chatted to the man himself, from his writing shed. She is forever grateful to the Yellow Pages.


Simon Camby, Group director of education, Cognita

Start date: August 2017
Previous job: Director of education for Europe at Cognita
Interesting fact: Simon spends as much time as possible walking with his dog on the hills in Yorkshire where he lives.


Martin Collier, Headmaster, Haileybury

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Headmaster of St John’s School in Leatherhead
Interesting fact: He is the author and editor of numerous history text books, including titles such as Heinemann Advanced History: Germany 1919-45.


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