It was announced yesterday that Natalie Evans (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), currently Director of New Schools Network (NSN), has been appointed as Government Whip. She will leave her post immediately to take up her new role.
Rachel Wolf, Chair of Trustees at New Schools Network said:"We would like to thank Natalie for her extraordinary leadership at NSN - first as COO and then Director. We know she will be just as successful in her new role.
"NSN is currently recruiting for a new Director to lead the organization in its next phase. It is an exciting time for Free Schools, with the new Government's plans to open 500 more. We look forward to working with new groups across the country to raise standards for thousands more students."
Natalie Evans said:"Having the opportunity to work with so many committed teachers, parents and charity leaders as they strive to set up new schools during my time at NSN has been an absolute privilege. I know that the success and popularity of free schools will continue to grow and the team at New Schools Network will go from strength to strength."
Sarah Pearson, Director of External Relations will become Interim Director.
See the full job description for New Schools Network Director.