Dominic Herrington is the Interim National Schools Commissioner (NSC), having taken over the role from Sir David Carter. He came into position on 1 September 2018.
Prior to his appointment, Dominic was the full-time Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) for SE England and South London. He was appointed to this role on 1 July 2014 and will continue to oversee it.
His previous roles include:
- Director of the Academies Group at the Department for Education
- working at Warwick and Birmingham Universities
- working as a TEFL teacher in Spain
In addition to his responsibilities as RSC and NSC, he is also a vice chair of governors at a primary school.
Regional Schools Commissioner for South-East England and South London
The Regional Schools Commissioner for South-East England and South London is responsible for making decisions about the academies and free schools in the following local authorities:
- Brighton and Hove
- East Sussex
- Isle of Wight
- Kingston upon Thames
- Richmond upon Thames
- West Sussex
More information about the responsibilities of RSCs is available.
Read the regional vision statement for South-East England and South London which describes the RSC’s aims and commitments in fulfilling his responsibilities in this region.
Read about the South-East England and South London Headteacher Board.
If you have any questions email the commissioner’s office firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interim National Schools Commissioner
The National Schools Commissioner (NSC) works closely with the 8 regional schools commissioners (RSCs) to support school leaders, teachers and governors in achieving the best education system possible for all children in England.
The NSC is responsible for:
- holding the RSCs to account for their responsibilities and ensuring consistency in decision-making
- developing and sharing the best multi-academy trust (MAT) improvement strategies with RSCs and educational leaders across the country that result in improvements in educational standards and outcomes for all children
- supporting MATs so that they are sustainable and strong, via constructive assistance and challenge
- encouraging regional teams to share best practice and learn from one another to encourage closer, partnership working
- advising ministers as they shape the future development of the academies and free schools programme, and sharing best practice that exists across the country
- explaining the benefits of being a member of a multi-academy trust, academy conversion and the free schools programme to school leaders, local authorities, governing bodies, parent groups and community organisations
- monitoring the growth of sponsors across the 8 RSC regions and making sure that the best practice of our strongest sponsors informs RSCs’ decision-making
- encouraging and nurturing potential new sponsors from our best schools, universities and community partnerships