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Surrey’s most influential education people: Movers and Shakers 2013

PUBLISHED: 12:36 02 July 2013 | UPDATED: 12:36 02 July 2013

Paul Layzell

Paul Layzell

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In recent months, team Surrey Life has been busy speaking to our contributors and industry experts from around the county to get a feel for just who makes Surrey tick

Shaun Fenton

Proving quite a trailblazer in the world of education, Shaun Fenton became the youngest secondary school head teacher in the country at the age of 30. During his career, he has also been the head of three schools rated by Ofsted as outstanding – a comprehensive, a grammar school, which was later named Sunday Times School of the Year, and, since September 2012, the independent Reigate Grammar School. In addition, he was also appointed by the coalition government as a National Leader of Education – defined as outstanding head teachers who use their skills and experience to support schools in challenging circumstances to help raise standards. He was also a founding chair of the Grammar School Headteachers’ Association.

Professor Paul Layzell

The principal of Royal Holloway University in Egham since October 2010, Professor Paul Layzell has achieved some impressive results in the higher education field. As deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Sussex, the 55-year-old oversaw the regeneration of the campus through the development and upgrading of buildings and facilities, resulting in a 40% growth in student numbers. He was also the programme manager for the successful merger of the Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, to create one of the UK’s largest and highest performing universities. Back at Royal Holloway, innovations have included the Royal Holloway Passport, a pioneering scheme to recognise the extra-curricular activities of students. He is also chair of trustees on the AQA exam board.

Cllr Linda Kemeny

A key decision-maker in what happens in our schools, Cllr Linda Kemeny is the Surrey County Council cabinet member for children and learning. Among her most notable achievements, the 66-year-old signed off a plan to create 12,000 extra school places across the county over five years, through a mix of expansion and new schools. She also helped position Surrey as one of the top 20 performing areas in the country for GCSE results for pupils gaining five A* to C, including English and maths. Last but not least, the Woking resident will oversee the investment of £10 million over the next five years with the aim of ensuring that all Surrey schools are judged to be good or outstanding by Ofsted.

Keep on moving

Of course, any such list is subjective and many more could have featured within these pages. Get in touch with your Movers & Shakers, the people who influence how we all live in Surrey, on facebook.com/SurreyLife and twitter.com/SurreyLife and maybe you’ll see them included next time round!

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