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Council's first chief is to step down

The first chief executive of the England's General Teaching Council is to stand down after seven years.

Carol Adams (right), who was appointed a year before the council launched in 2000, said she had enjoyed the job but hoped to concentrate more on her equalities work, which includes acting as a commissioner with the Commission for Racial Equality.

The 58-year-old, who was previously a history teacher and chief education officer for Shropshire and Wolverhampton, will leave the council in October.

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