Ian Jamison has become education facilitator for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. He was chosen by the foundation to help set up a Face to Faith programme encouraging inter-faith dialogue between young people. Formerly head of religious studies and sixth-form tutor at Kingsbridge Community College in Devon, he was UK Secondary Teacher of the Year in 2007. Mr Jamison took up his new role this term, training teachers around the world.
Paul Silverwood is the new headteacher of Queen Margaret's Grammar School in Wakefield. Dr Silverwood read natural sciences at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and studied for a PhD at Manchester University. He taught at North London Collegiate School before moving to St Edward's School in Oxford as head of chemistry. Dr Silverwood joined Benenden School in Kent as director of studies before becoming assistant head.
Kay Wills has become acting headteacher at Two Village CofE VC Primary School in Ramsey, Essex. She replaces Pat Blackwell, who retired in July. Ms Wills was previously deputy head and acting head at Tendring Primary in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.
John Morgan is the new president of the Association of School and College Leaders. He has been seconded from his head's post at Conyers School in Yarm, near Stockton-on-Tees. Mr Morgan is a member of the Ucas board and the Higher Education Delivery Partnership. He was educated at Hymers College in Hull and graduated in maths from Manchester University.
Phillip Belden has become vice-principal of curriculum and standards while Tom Toolan is the new assistant principal of economic business development at Lowestoft College in Suffolk. Mr Belden studied electrical engineering at the college before working as an engineer for British Aerospace. He went on to become head of engineering, construction and IT at Havering College, Essex. Mr Toolan joins Lowestoft College from West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds, where he headed business development.
Fergus Livingstone is the new head of Lord Wandsworth College in Hook, Hampshire. After attending the Dragon and St Edward's schools in Oxford, he read English at Clare College, Cambridge. Mr Livingstone was first deputy head at Rossall School in Lancashire. He has taught as St Edward's, Eton, St Paul's British School in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and was head of English at Bishop's Stortford College, Hertfordshire.
David Sword is the new director of operations for learning services at West Sussex County Council. He began his career as a teacher of French and German and has been chair and president of the National Association of Language Advisors. He was assistant director for learning at West Sussex before becoming director of policy and performance in the council's strategic management group.
Mr Teasdale, who teaches at Huntingdon School in York, was left on a high when he delighted RAF Linton-on-Ouse with his commemorative painting to mark the 90th anniversary of its No 1 Flying School. After presenting the flying station with his depiction of a Tucano alongside one of its predecessors, the Avro 504K, he was taken for a spin. Mr Teasdale told the 'Yorkshire Post': "I will never forget the thrill of flying in the Tucano depicted in my painting." Mr Teasdale's work can be viewed at teasdaleaviationart.co.uk.