New role for education boss
ONE of Kent’s longest-serving education officers is to become the new chief schools adjudicator.
Dr Ian Craig, currently the county council’s interim director of children’s services, will take up the national post in April next year. He has spent four decades working in Kent schools and in different posts for the county council.
The office of the schools adjudicator ensures that schools are following Government rules on admissions, as well as ruling on disputes over admissions policies. It also arbitrates where there are disagreements over school closures.
Dr Craig, who has worked for Kent County Council since 1989, will not be allowed to become involved in any admissions disputes or challenges involving Kent schools.