Alan Larbalestier has retired as director of education, arts and libraries of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, after 13 years. He is replaced by Roger Luxton, the council's officer for community learning and chief inspector of schools.
The Association of Christian Teachers conference next Saturday, November 9, will herald the appointment of Rupert Kaye who has taken over from Richard Wilkins as chief executive, holder of the post for 25 years. Mr Kaye, 36, was deputy head of Lowther primary school in Barnes, south-west London. The conference takes place at St Mary Magdalene's Church, Holloway Road, north London, and will be addressed by author Gervase Phinn and Michael Nazir Ali, Bishop of Rochester.