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Powys County Council to recruit Director of Education

Created on 04/11/2016 @ 15:00
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Powys County Council is to appoint a Director of Education, the council’s cabinet has agreed.

The statutory role of Director of Education has been undertaken by the council’s Chief Executive since 2012 with support from Ceredigion County Council. The move, which was a temporary measure, followed an inspection of the education authority by Estyn.

Leader, Councillor Barry Thomas said: “The cabinet has agreed a restructure of the school service to help meet the growing demands facing the service. The school service is performing well but there are significant challenges ahead and we must ensure we have ability to meet those challenges.

“The cabinet considers there are too many competing demands on the Chief Executive’s time, the support arrangements with Ceredigion have come to an end and that there is insufficient capacity within the existing service and has agreed to appoint a Director of Education.

“Appointing a director of education will give the service additional strategic support at a crucial time for schools in Powys. The new director will join the council’s management team providing specialist skills for a key service.

“The Chief Executive will continue in the role of Director of Education until the authority makes a permanent appointment,” he added.

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