Russell Moon has been appoint-ed headteacher of the Philip Morant school, the technology college in Colchester, Essex. He succeeds David Jones, who is retiring at Easter after 15 years as head.
A graduate of London University and Anglia Business School, Mr Moon is currently deputy head of Fakenham high school and college in Norfolk, picked out as a successful school in this week's report by the chief inspector. He was one of the first candidates to be awarded the National Professional Qualification for Headship.
Jane Drabble is to step downas the BBC's director of education in the summer, after five years in the post. Before she goes, she will oversee the launch of Webwise, the campaign to introduce people to the Internet, in April, and of the new digital learning channel in June.
Ms Drabble has spent 30 years with the BBC. After an arts degree at Bristol University, she joined BBC radio as a studio manager in 1968 before moving into current affairs, first in radio and then in television.
During her years as head of education, successes have included Teletubbies, GCSE Bitesize Revision, Computers Don't Bite and pioneering online services.TTE, the Teesside-based training organisation, has appointed.
Keith Hunter as managing director. He will succeed Tom Lough who retires in April. TTE, a registered charity, was established by ICI and British Steel in response to a skills shortage at the end of the 1980s. It pioneered a four-year engineering apprenticeship programme for young people and has gone on to develop a wide range of management and technical training programmes used by organisations throughout the UK.
Suffolk County Council has appointed Rachael Black as assistant director of education with special responsibility for quality and improvement. Ms Black, who comes from a similar post with East Renfrewshire near Glasgow, is a former teacher of modern languages who moved into educational administration with Strathclyde Regional Council in 1989.