Pamela Munn, director of the Scottish schools ethos network and of the anti-bullying network, has been appointed head of the new Moray House School of Education. The school, currently the University of Edinburgh's faculty of education, will come into being in September. Professor Munn, who first joined Moray House in 1994 and has been associate dean in charge of postgraduate work since 1998, is an internationally recognised researcher in issues such as discipline, exclusion and bullying.
Shan Richards has been appointed expert adviser on the development of a foundation phase for three to seven-year-olds to the Welsh Assembly. Mrs Richards, who has been an inspector for Estyn (the Welsh inspectorate) for the past four years, was formerly an early years and primary adviser with Pembrokeshire education authority. She has held many teaching jobs including headships.