Effective from the first of November, Sigrun Olafsdottir will take on the day-to-day running of NSN as Chief Operating Officer. Unity Howard will also take up a new role as Head of Advisory Services. The Trustees will soon be launching the recruitment process for a permanent Director.
Mark Lehain said: “I was absolutely delighted to be asked to step in as Interim Director and working with the NSN team has been a real privilege. The latest wave of free school applications is successfully underway, there is renewed support for the policy from the government, and there is a plethora of evidence showing how well the open free schools are performing - so it’s the perfect time for me to return to PTE full-time and the Trustees to appoint a permanent Director.”