Dean Ashton has been appointed as Cornwall's deputy director of education, arts and libraries. He taught science in schools before becoming deputy head of Penrice Community College in 1988, then acting head. He became assistant director of Cornwall LEA in April 2002.
Phyllis Dunipace has been appointed as executive director of education of the London borough of Lambeth, where she has been interim director for nine months since Michael Peters' resignation. She joined the Inner London Education Authority and taught in Bexley and Lambeth before becoming assistant director for community and lifelong learning.