On the move

3rd July 2009 at 01:00

Christine Green has been elected as the new vice-chair of the General Teaching Council for England. She chairs the council's finance and general purposes committee and has served as an elected primary-teacher council member since 2004. Mrs Green works as a supply teacher in Rotherham and has 30 years' teaching experience. She will take over from Sarah Bowie in September.

The head of Pensby High School for Girls, Steve Hyden, is to retire after 17 years. Mr Hyden leaves a legacy of excellent academic results and three outstanding Ofsted reports in a row. When the job came up, Mr Hyden had been deputy at Pensby for more than three years and all the staff signed a petition to have him promoted.

Jacqui Wright is retiring as headteacher at Stoke-on-Tern Primary School in Market Drayton, Shropshire, after 20 years. The school is marking the occasion with a summer ball and a reunion for pupils. She is to be succeeded by Heather Russell, the head at Oswestry Infants School, Shropshire.

Satinder Gautam has been appointed director of specialist services at Nottingham City Council. He will be responsible for delivery services for children and young people. Mr Gautam leaves his post as strategic manager for Children in Need, which he took up in 2007. He has 20 years' experience of working in children's services for several city and county councils.

A North Tyneside head has won the inspirational educational professional category of the British Council for School Environments' awards. Dr Paul Kelley, head of Monkseaton High School, won the award for providing a community service from the school, whose partners are Microsoft, North Tyneside Council and Tribal Education. Dr Kelley has also overseen partnerships with the Football Association for the school's highly successful soccer academy, and with the Open University on a range of joint projects.

Dai Morris has retired from Beechen Cliff School in Bath after 38 years of working as an English teacher. Mr Morris was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer after suffering intense back pain for months and has been undergoing chemotherapy. The 62-year-old from south Wales has spent his entire career at the school, having started teaching in 1970 at what was then Oldfield Boys' School.

David James has been appointed headteacher of the George Eliot National Challenge Trust School in Warwickshire. It will open in September and be run in a partnership by George Eliot Community School and North Warwickshire and Hinckley College. Mr James is joint acting headteacher at Sir Frank Markham Community School in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, where he is credited with making significant improvements to the school's academic results.

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