Interim National Schools Commissioner Dominic Herrington said: I’m very excited about the opportunities and potential of this new role as Regional Schools Commissioner for the West Midlands. I have been a headteacher and system leader in this region since 1994 and I am really looking forward to working with my RSC team and school leaders to ensure that every child goes to a great school. That was my aim as a teacher, a headteacher, Chair of the Teaching Schools Council, and now soon to be RSC. I will miss my inspirational colleagues from Manor Primary and the Teaching Schools Council from whom I have learnt so much and I wish them all the very best as they continue to raise the bar for our children and young people. Regional Schools Commissioners’ responsibilities include: I am really pleased to confirm that Andrew is joining my team as the new Regional Schools Commissioner for the West Midlands. Andrew was selected from a field of strong applicants and will bring a wealth of experience to the role, having spent his career working hard to improve the life chances of young people in schools across the region – he is a very capable replacement for Christine Quinn and I’m looking forward to working with him. 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; and encouraging and supporting high-quality applications for new free schools. Andrew Warren, Chair of the Teaching Schools Council and Executive Director of Manor Teaching School in Wolverhampton, has been named as the new Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) for the West Midlands.He will be responsible for overseeing academies in the region – using his local expertise to monitor their performance to ensure children receive the best possible education. He is taking over from Christine Quinn who will retire at the end of the year.Andrew Warren will start in early 2019, working with interim National Schools Commissioner Dominic Herrington to help raise standards in the growing number of academies in the West Midlands.Andrew Warren said: The West Midlands commissioner oversees over 1,000 academies and free schools across the region.Andrew Warren will be advised by a board of headteachers of outstanding-rated academies or experienced educational leaders. The board challenges and supports the work of the commissioner, bringing additional educational insight and local intelligence to decision-making.
Since March, local officials have been urging policy makers on COVID-19 response to reconsider its no back-riding policy, which they enforced to keep people away from the virus. “Maganda ito sapagkat talagang protektado ‘yung passenger pero s’yempre kailangan dito ang pag-iingat sa pagda-drive. Dapat susunod talaga tayo sa speed limit at saka kakaibang panahon ito, nabago natin configuration ng motorsiklo dapat dobleng pag-iingat sa pagda-drive,” he added. However, there should be a protective shield between the two riders, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque pointed out, citing the prototype plastic shield proposed by Gov. Arthur Yap of Bohol. MANILA – Starting today, backriding or pillion riding on motorcycles for couples who are living together has been allowed by the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID). The task force has previously rejected the requests, citing issues on safety and enforcement./PN For his part, Interior secretary Eduardo Año said backriding for couples will be implemented nationwide in areas under modified general community quarantine and general community quarantine. “Dapat may barrier in between the rider and the passenger para hindi magkaraoon ng hawaan ng COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). I a-approve din naman kaagad ‘yan ng technical working group,” Ano said in an interview with ABS-CBN’s Teleradyo. “Pwede na pero kailangan ang mag-asawa na sumunod sa minimum public health standards,” Roque said Thursday. Año added that the protective shield should cover past the head and there should also be handles attached to its poles. Both passenger and the rider should still wear face masks and helmets. According to Roque, the backriding cohabiting couples should also show proof like identification cards and a photocopy of marriage certificate.