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Reshaping Education - What's New?


Gloucestershire County Council has been reshaping their education service.

The new structure includes three service areas under Tim Browne, Head of Education:

  • Education Outcomes & Intervention
  • Commissioning for Learning
  • Services for Children with Additional Needs

Each area has a number of teams who have different responsibilities:

Education outcomes and intervention

  • Education leads
  • Lead for health and wellbeing – Fiona Quan
  • HR business partner for schools - Margaret Wilkins
  • Early years Service
  • Virtual School for Children in Care (Headteacher – Jane Featherstone)
  • Gloucestershire Music (Head of GM - Lisa Mayo) and Make Music Gloucestershire

Head of Service: Jane Lloyd-Davies

Commissioning for learning

  • Universal Commissioning (Service manager – Gareth Vine)
  • Specialist Commissioning (Service manager - TBC)
  • Post 16 (Service manager – TBC)
  • Data Hub (Service manager - Cindy Gazzard)

Head of Service: Clare Medland

Services for Children with Additional Needs

  • Access to Education (Service Manager - Sam Roberts)
  • Education Inclusion (Service Manager - Lisa Meggs)
  • EHCP Service (Service Manager - TBC)
  • Engagement & Quality (Edel Keating)
  • Education Psychology Service & Advisory Teaching Service (Service Manager Deborah Shepherd)

Head of Service: Charlotte Jones

Stewart King will continue is his role as Lead Commissioner for Education Strategy and Development - leading on school funding, including the High Needs Strategy/Programme.

Although the new Education Hub structure will be in place from January, some posts will remain vacant as interviews continue.


Further information is available at GCC Education Team responsibilities

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