The new director of the Farmington Institute for Christian Studies is Ralph Waller, principal of Harris Manchester College, Oxford. Dr Waller, who succeeded Martin Rogers on September 1, will combine the directorship with his present role as principal. The institute is one of the leading voluntary organisations working to improve religious education. Dr Waller is a Methodist minister and has been principal of Harris Manchester College since 1988.
David Mallen, an adviser to the Department for Education and Skills and chair of the Examinations Appeal Authority, has been appointed to chair Bradford's education policy partnership. The EPP is a key element of the partnership between Bradford Council and Serce QAA, the private company which took over the running of the city's education services at the end of July. Mr Mallen has recently worked with LEAs in South Tyneside and Rotherham following critical OFSTED inspections.
The Council for Excellence in Management and Leadership, the Government-sponsored body set up last year to develop a strategy for world-class management and leadership development in Britain, has appointed two new members. They are Professor STEPHEN WATSON, principal of Henley Management College, and CHRIS HUMPHRIES CBE, director general of the City and Guild of London Institute. He was previously chief executive of the TEC national council and then director general of the British Chambers of Commerce.
CAROL LEAR is to retire as headmistress of the independent Redland high school for girls in Bristol next summer, after completing an additional year at the request of the governors. She will have been headmistress for 13 years. (pic available in Briefing folder)