Movers & Shakers, Politics

Movers & Shakers: Who’s new this week?

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

John Sillar, Headteacher of Aurora Redehall School

Start date: May 2017
Previous job: Deputy Headteacher of Barrs Court School and College
Interesting fact about yourself: His first teaching experience was volunteering in a Himalayan village school, run by the local Buddhist monastery in Sikkim, India.


Sarah Lovell, Finance director at the Cabot Learning Federation

Start date: June 2017
Previous job: Senior finance manager at the Cabot Learning Federation
Interesting fact about yourself: Lovell, who qualified as an ACCA accountant in 2012, recently ran the Bristol 10K with a team of over 70 colleagues.


Terry Parkin, CEO of King’s Group Academies

Start date: September 2017
Previous job: Board member and trustee at King’s Group Academies, and managing director of Monkmead consulting
Interesting fact about yourself: Parkin was one of the team which first drafted the science national curriculum, and he published a number of science text books in the 90s. He has sat on the national council of the Association of Science Education, and spent three years as a professional adviser to the Scout Association.


Angelina Idun, Director of school improvement at SSAT, the schools network

Start date: June 2017
Previous job: Acting principal of Ark Evelyn Grace Academy
Interesting fact about yourself: Idun started out teaching English as a foreign language in Istanbul, before training as an MFL teacher at King’s College London then working in schools across south London.


Marc Rowland, Research school lead, Rosendale Primary School

Start date: June 2017
Previous job: Director of policy and research at the National Education Trust
Interesting fact about yourself: As research for his book ‘The Pupil Premium’, Rowland visited more than 100 schools over two years to see how they used their extra funding.


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