Who are the Regional Schools Commissioners?

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The National Schools Commissioner and Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) work with school leaders to promote and monitor academies and free schools. 

The eight RSCs are: 

  • Sue Baldwin: East of England and North-East London
  • John Edwards: East Midlands and the Humber
  • Vicky Beer: Lancashire and West Yorkshire
  • Janet Renou: North of England
  • Martin Post: South-central England and North-West London
  • Dominic Herrington: South East England and South London
  • Lisa Mannall: South West England
  • Andrew Warren: West Midlands

Regional Schools Commissioners act on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education and are accountable to the National Schools Commissioner. RSCs work closely with a number of partners, including leaders from the education sector, Ofsted, local authorities and local dioceses.

Each RSC is supported by a headteacher board (HTB). HTBs are made up of experienced academy headteachers and other sector leaders who advise and challenge RSCs on the decisions they make.

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