Please see below a few updates to appointments across the learning service at Kirklees;
Upper Head of Service – Educational Outcomes
Following a recruitment process, earlier this term, we are delighted that we have appointed Harkireet Sohel to the role of Upper Head of Service. Harkireet has significant experience as a Headteacher in a range of school settings, and is a lead inspector for Ofsted. Harkireet will join us full time on 7th January 2019. We know he is looking forward to meeting you all, and we are sure you will make him feel very welcome.
Senior Strategic Manager – Education Places and Access
Following a full recruitment process, we are pleased to inform you that Martin Wilby has secured the new role of Senior Strategic Manager – Education Places and Access with immediate effect. Martin will have strategic responsibility and oversight of learning place sufficiency, the Free Early Education and Childcare function, Pupil Admissions and the Governor Clerking Service. Martin will continue to be part of the Senior Leadership Team for Learning and Early Support. We are sure you will join us in congratulating Martin and continue to support him in his new role.
Schools and Settings Relationship Manager
You may know that Natalie McSheffrey had spent the last 12 months leading the SENDAC team, covering Vicky Bruce’s maternity leave. During that time, we took the opportunity to review the arrangements that were needed to support our new ways of working in partnership with our schools and educational settings. With the successful establishment and operation of the Education and Learning Partnership Board and its committees, it was necessary to ensure that we had the appropriate leadership in place. Therefore, following relevant HR processes we are extremely pleased that Natalie’s role has been reconfigured as the Schools and Settings Partnership Manager. Natalie has made a smooth transition into the role and has strategic responsibility and oversight for Business Support, Kirklees Supply Service, Booksplus and services we offer to our education partners. In this role, Natalie joins the Senior Leadership Team for Learning and Early Support.