Saturday 26 January 2019
The Committee for Education, Sport & Culture is seeking to recruit an Executive Principal to lead the new organisation which will be formed by integrating the College of Further Education, the Institute of Health & Social Care Studies and the GTA.
The Committee will advertise and interview for the post in the next few weeks and hopes to select the successful candidate before the end of March.
At the same time, applications will be invited for a permanent Director of Education. This is a statutory role and the post holder serves as the principal education advisor to the Committee forEducation, Sport & Culture. The current Committee was elected in February last year when the post of Director of Education was vacant. Former head teacher Andrew Warren then agreed to become Director of Education on a short term contract until a permanent appointment could be made and has notified of his intention to leave the role by April. Mr Warren has contributed to the development of a slightly redefined role for the next holder of the post.
"The Committee is very reliant on the post of Director of Education for advice and support," said Deputy Fallaize. "Looking back to before 2018 there has been a period of instability in the role and the Committee wants to address that by appointing a permanent Director. The new Director will play a leading role in all aspects of the Committee's ambitious policy agenda. This includes the restructuring of secondary education from four schools into two 11-18 colleges operating as one school, the appointment of OFSTED as the inspector of our schools, substantial changes to the way in which the performance of schools and students is assessed at GCSE level, and the development of a new Education Law. In all of these areas the person appointed will benefit from the work undertaken by Andrew Warren. Without Andrew's advice and experience the Committee would not have been able to press ahead with its policy agenda as quickly as it has and we will always be grateful to him for temporarily stepping into the role at short notice."
If anyone is interested in this role please contact Colette Falla via email email@example.com or call 01481 717108.