CLIVE DYTOR is to succeed Simon Barrow as headmaster of the Oratory school, the independent boys' school near Reading, next September.
Mr Dytor has been a housemaster at St Edward's school, Oxford, since 1994. The Oratory school was founded by Cardinal Newman in the 19th century and currently has 400 boarding and day pupils in the senior school.
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle CBE is the new president of the Kent Music School. He succeeds Lord Menuhin, who died earlier this year. The school has about 13,000 students across the county, ranging from, new-born babies to senior citizens.
Trevelyan Wright has joined the Birmingham Repertory Theatre as head of education. Mr Wright was formerly head of education at the Salisbury Playhouse, where he was responsible for co-producing and directing professional touring productions of Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest for secondary schools with Sixth Sense Theatre Trust.
Jill Berry has been appointed to succeed Rosanne Randle as headmistress of the Dame Alice Harpur school, an independent girls' day school in Bedford, when Mrs Randle retires next summer. Mrs Berry is currently deputy headteacher at the Nottingham High School for Girls, a post she has held for the last five years.
David Young has been appointed as chairman of the City and Guilds of London Institute replacing Paul Wates whose term of office ended earlier this year. Mr Young, has been an institute council member since 1992. City and Guilds is the UK's leading vocational awarding body which was established in 1878 and develops and assesses awards in more than 500 subjects in around 100 countries.
The National Children's Bureau has created two new posts to strengthen its financial position and to maximise fundraising oportunitities. Fozlul
Hussain, formerly financial services manager at the London borough of Newham will be the new finance manager and David Eggleston from Community Service Volunteers will be in charge of fundraising.
Leslie Silver, the first chair of the board of Leeds Metropolitan
University in 1992, will be installed as its first ever Chancellor next week. Mr Silver is also chairman of Leeds United football club.
The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies has appointed Jeremy Warren as its first chief executive. Mr Warren, an authority on Renaissance sculpture, will take up his post in December.