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New roles at Education Office

New roles at Education Office

Wednesday 19 January 2022

New roles at Education Office

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Changes are being made to the senior leadership team at the States' Education Office, which advises and serves the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture.

Kim Hutchison, who is currently Headteacher of La Mare de Carteret Primary School, will move to the Education Office at Sir Charles Frossard House in a new role of Head of Primary Leadership and Development.

Ms Hutchison will line manage primary schools' headteachers as well as working on internal and external reviews, developing collaboration between primary schools and transition for students entering and leaving the primary phase of education. She will take up her new role after the February half term.

Former headteacher Sophie Roughsedge and inclusion specialist Dave Stumpf - both of whom were based at the Education Office previously - have been appointed to new roles as Head of Education Operations and Head of Inclusion and Education Services respectively. Their new roles are effective from this week.

Clare Sealy, who was previously Head of Curriculum and Standards, now has the title Head of Education Improvement.

Education, Sport & Culture Committee

Pictured: The newly-appointed members of the senior leadership team at the Education Office will play a key role advising and serving the members of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture, pictured above.

Nick Hynes, Director of Education, said the changes would strengthen the senior team of officials advising the Committee but without increasing annual expenditure at the Education Office.

"Following my appointment as Director of Education, I have reviewed the structure of the Education Office and made some changes to further strengthen it, but importantly without incurring any additional cost," said Mr Hynes.

"Working within the existing salary budget, we have both filled some vacant posts, such as the one I recently vacated, and reshaped some roles to free up some budget.


Pictured: Nick Hynes, who was appointed as Director of Education by the Policy & Resources Committee last year, has added to his senior leadership team at the Education Office, but he said this would not increase staff costs.

"The Education Office has undergone significant change in recent years and this had left it with a lack of resources in certain areas," said Mr Hynes.

"I am delighted to have been able to increase our resilience to be able to better support settings and the Committee without increasing costs to the taxpayer."

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