Elizabeth Ann Owen, currently headteacher of Bishop Challoner school, Bromley, south London, will be moving east in the autumn to be head of Blackheath high school, Greenwich. Ms Owen, a graduate of Liverpool University, succeeds Rosanne Musgrave who is leaving the school to undertake consultancy and advisory work.
Bromley high school has appointed Janet Morrison as headteacher following the
departure of Joy Hancock who is joining The Old Palace School of John Whitgift, in Croydon, south London. Ms Morrison is currently head of Parkstone grammar school, Poole, Dorset.
May Castrey, a teacher member of the Professional Association of Teachers, has been elected a member of the General Teaching Council for Wales. Ms Castrey, who teaches at Gwynedd county primary school, will serve on the council for four years starting this September.
Adrian Williams, senior education officer with Suffolk County Council, will join Cambridgeshire County Council in June as an assistant director of education. Mr Williams is a qualified teacher and a frmer advisory teacher in Northamptonshire.
The University for Industry has announced the appointment of Ros Curbishley as head of region, East Midlands. Ms Curbishley is a former lifelong learning manager at Lincolnshire Training and Enterprise Council, and has been a deputy head, an advisory teacher and a lecturer.
Jo Harper has been appointed pupil services inclusion adviser for Portsmouth City Council. A former teacher, Ms Harper will work with the city's schools to help raise attainment and meet the needs of pupils with special educational needs.
Medwin Hughes has succeeded the retiring Clive Jones-Davies, as principal of Trinity College Carmarthen. Dr Hughes is deputy chair of the Welsh Language Board and has served as adviser to the Council of Europe on
language and education.
The Conference for Independent Further Education has appointed Norma Ball as its new executive secretary. Dr Ball is an Office for Standards in Education inspector and former assistant secretary of the Girls' Public Day School Trust.