The federal government’s director common for colleges, Andrew McCully, is retiring after three a long time on the Division for Training (DfE).
He has held the publish since 2011, with tasks that embrace academy reforms, instructor recruitment, the curriculum and exams. He was made an OBE in 2000 and obtained a CBE in 2019..
After 37 years within the civil service, McCully will retire in March to spend extra time along with his household.
He stated the division has “all the time been a spot of vastly gifted, passionate, skilled and caring colleagues. I do know that these sensible colleagues will proceed the superb work they do and go from energy to energy”.
Susan Acland-Hood, the DfE’s everlasting secretary, praised a “sensible public servant, whose expertise, adroitness and integrity are second to none”.
McCully had led with “consistency, data and knowledge by way of a notable interval of enchancment in class requirements,”, she stated.
Geoff Barton, the overall secretary of the Affiliation of Faculty and Faculty Leaders, stated it had valued the constructive means wherein he engaged with the heads’ union.
“He exemplifies the most effective rules of the civil service and we’ll miss working with him.”
A recruitment drive has been launched for his successor. A job software for the £130,000 a yr publish says they may lead the mission “to boost faculty requirements” and be answerable for ongoing academy reforms.
They should be an “inspirational chief” who units a “clear path” for the DfE inside their “difficult temporary”.
Shortlisted candidates will likely be interviewed by a panel whose members embrace Sir Hamid Patel, chief govt of Star Academies, and Paul Grey from the Civil Service Fee. Functions shut on January 25.