Schools Week is reporting that the Department for Education is to appoint eight new senior civil servants to head up regional schools commissioner (RSC) offices and help handle their rising workload.
The deputy directors will “complement senior leadership teams” in each of the eight RSC offices, but will not have the decision-making powers specific to RSCs.
As Schools Week reported [on Friday], Maria Dawes, head of school effectiveness at Babcock Education, will take up one of the deputy positions in the middle of June.
She is believed to be the first appointment, with recruitment for the other posts still ongoing.
The Department for Education (DfE) said the other appointments will be announced when complete by the relevant RSC.
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