• Supportive letters boost national leader of education applications, study finds

    School leaders who receive a letter of encouragement are more likely to both apply and get accepted to become a national leader of education, according to new research. A new study by the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), commissioned by the Department for Education, ran a trial scheme where school leaders were sent letters encouraging them

    19.21 Oct. 10th, 2018 | News

  • Temporary RSC waves through 21 academy conversions (with just 2 board members)

    A regional schools commissioner who temporarily stepped in to preside over another area has agreed 21 academy conversions and approved the opening of a new sixth form at a meeting attended by just two other advisors. In April, Tim Coulson, the commissioner for north-east London and the east of England, chaired a headteacher board meeting

    5.00 Jul. 18th, 2017 | News

  • Vicky Beer to stay on as RSC after departure U-turn

    Vicky Beer, regional schools commissioner for Lancashire and West Yorkshire, has made a dramatic U-turn on her decision to step down from the role to head up a new multi-academy trust. Schools Week revealed last week that Beer had resigned to become executive leader of the Greater Manchester Learning Trust (GMLT), which runs Parrs Wood school

    11.45 Feb. 17th, 2017 | News