Regional schools commissioner to visit Oswestry at festival of education!

The Regional Schools Commissioner for the West Midlands, Christine Quinn, will be opening and speaking at The Marches Festival of Education on Thursday 29th June.


Before her appointment as Regional School Commissioner, she was the CEO and executive principle of the Ninestiles Academy Trust in Birmingham, where she had worked since 1991.


As part of her role, Ms Quinn is responsible for overseeing growth of academies across the region’s 16 local authorities and closely monitors their performance. Currently, there are over 700 academies in the West Midlands and Ms Quinn, advised by a board of headteachers of outstanding academies and experienced educational leaders, will shape the role and priorities of the growing number of academies.


Her responsibilities include:christine quinn

• Taking decisions on the creation of new academies

• Monitoring their performance and improving underperforming academies

• Ensuring there is a strong supply of excellent sponsors to work with underperforming schools in the region

• Encouraging and supporting high-quality applications for new free schools


The Festival of Education at The Marches School aims to bring together leading educational experts and inspire debate and discussion amongst industry professionals, offering engaging and motivational CPD and presenting panel interviews with a variety of prominent and inspirational practitioners.


For any educational professionals who are interested in attending the festival, please visit

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