Durrell Barnes spent 11 years as Deputy Director/Head of Communications at the Independent Schools Inspectorate and has spent over 20 years in schools, mostly as deputy head. He now leads a small team of specialists as Head of Governance and Compliance at RSAcademics. He is also a Specialist Partner at Alder, who offer schools advice about PR, litigation and crisis handling. Since 2018 he has been Chair of the Independent Schools Examinations Board. Durrell is a regular speaker and writer about educational leadership, inspection, safeguarding and mental health issues and has been a governor of 7 schools in maintained, independent and international sectors.
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