On the move

22nd May 2009 at 01:00

Mark Duke has been appointed senior vice-principal of the Milton Keynes Academy. He taught science and maths at Stowupland High School in Suffolk and was assistant headteacher of Hastingsbury Upper School in Bedford before becoming deputy and acting principal at St Neots Community College in Cambridgeshire. His most recent role was with Cambridgeshire County Council as a strategic development inspector for 14-19 education. The Pounds 27 million academy opens in September.

Dr Christine Braddock CBE has been elected chair of the Engineering and Technology Board's education panel. Dr Braddock is also principal and chief executive of Sutton Coldfield College and Matthew Boulton College of Further and Higher Education in Birmingham. She has worked as a senior adviser at the Home Office, managing education policy and provision in 43 Midlands prisons, before joining Dudley College, where she became deputy principal. She will take up her post next month.

In September, Dr Christopher Greenfield becomes chair of the Boarding Schools' Association. Dr Greenfield is principal of Sherborne International College in Dorset. He has been headmaster of boarding schools for 23 years. His first headship was at a school in Lebanon which he had to close during the Israeli siege of Beirut. He will chair the association for one academic year. The outgoing chair is Melvyn Roffe, head of Wymondham College, Norfolk.

Annie Hudson has become the new strategic director for children, young people and skills for Bristol City Council. Ms Hudson began her career as a social worker in Brighton and Newcastle upon Tyne. She then became a lecturer in social work at Manchester University and Sunderland Polytechnic. She joined Bristol City Council as a childcare team manager, becoming acting director of social services and then director of adult community care. Ms Hudson has been interim strategic director since January.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, principal of Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney, east London, is set to become a trustee of the Prince's Teaching Institute, an educational charity. Sir Michael was headteacher at St Bonaventure's School in Newham from 1985 to 2003. In 2000, he was knighted for services to education and three years later was appointed the first principal of Mossbourne, built on the site of the former Hackney Downs School.

Mark Page is to become cabinet member for children's services at Westminster City Council, replacing Sarah Richardson. Mr Page has been a Westminster City councillor since 1998. His previous positions include chairman of the Conservative group, chairman of the superannuation and chairman of finance and resources, policy and scrutiny committees.


The head of the Piggott School in Reading, Berkshire, completed the Moonwalk: 26.2 miles for charity across London overnight on Saturday. Hilary Winter, walking in memory of a colleague, started her career as a teacher of geography and RE in Bristol before becoming head of Dr Challoner's High School in Buckinghamshire. Mrs Winter was joined by Naomi Winmill, a science teacher at Piggott, who completed the half-moon of 13 miles. The annual walks raise money for breast cancer charities.

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