Teaching Schools Council chair Andrew Warren is new RSC for the West Midlands

A new regional schools commissioner for the West Midlands has been appointed by the government.

Andrew Warren, the chair of the Teaching Schools Council and executive director of Manor Teaching School in Wolverhampton, will take over from the current RSC Christine Quinn, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Warren will start the job in “early 2019”, according to the Department for Education, and will be responsible for overseeing the more than 1,000 academies and free schools in the region, where he has been been a headteacher since 1994.

He will be supported by interim national schools commissioner Dominic Herrington and a board of headteachers of outstanding-rated academies and other experienced leaders.

“I’m very excited about the opportunities and potential of this new role,” said Warren. “I am really looking forward to working with my RSC team and school leaders to ensure that every child goes to a great school.

“I will miss my inspirational colleagues from Manor Primary and the Teaching Schools Council from whom I have learnt so much and I wish them all the very best as they continue to raise the bar for our children and young people.”