The Department for Education (DfE) has announced the names of the 32 headteachers who have been elected to sit on the boards of the eight new regional schools commissioners (RSCs).
Headteacher boards, which start in September, will be composed of six to eight members and will help their RSCs champion academy freedoms, identify where new institutions need to be created and provide a failure regime for the small number of academies which are struggling.
Schools minister Lord Nash said: "Headteacher boards will provide an excellent body of support for our regional school commissioners in their task of improving the education of pupils across England."
The 32 elected are all headteachers or recent headteachers from schools judged by Ofsted to have 'outstanding' leadership and management.
They will assume responsibilities currently held by the secretary of state and their local knowledge will enable them to make informed decisions on when and how to intervene.
Posted by Tim Colman