New chief schools adjudicator named

The TES is reporting that Nicky Morgan has confirmed civil servant Shan Scott will become England’s new chief schools adjudicator.

Nicky Morgan has approved the appointment of Ms Scott, who has been an adjudicator for the past three years and has previously worked at the Department for Education.

She will take over from Dr Elizabeth Passmore following her retirement…

Dr Passmore’s final annual report as chief schools adjudicator laid bare her concerns about an increasingly fragmented school admissions system that too often leaves parents in the dark.

The outgoing chief schools adjudicator also called for only “those with proper standing” to be able to raise their concerns about school admission policies considered by her office. 

Nicky Morgan has since decided that only parents and local authorities will be able to have a say over admissions to stop “vexatious complaints” from secularist campaigners...

Ms Scott will start her three-year term from April 4.

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A quick Google search brings up lots about a country singer from Nashville, who is presumably not the same Shan Scott, and not a lot else.

And reactions on insights into what you hope or expect this Shan Scott to bring to this role, especially after the parting comments of Dr Passmore?

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