To ensure that the government is able to respond fully to exam results, whilst also ensuring the return of schools in September, Susan Acland-Hood has been appointed as Second Permanent Secretary at the Department for Education on a temporary basis to lead the Government’s response on exams.
Susan Acland-Hood is currently Chief Executive of Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service and has previously worked as a Director in the Department for Education and as a Senior Adviser on education policy in Number 10. She will join the Department for Education on 21 August for a period of six weeks.
Kevin Sadler will take up the role of Chief Executive of her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service on an interim basis. Kevin has been the Deputy Chief Executive since 2016.
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