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Durell Barnes

Head of Governance and Compliance, RSAcademics

Durell Barnes is the Head of Governance and Compliance at RSAcademics. He acts as a freelance educational consultant working especially with school leaders and governors on inspection readiness, effective governance and safeguarding issues. He was for many years the Deputy Director and Head of Communications at the Independent Schools Inspectorate where he worked on the development of several inspection frameworks and liaised with the Department for Education, Ofsted, the Independent Schools Council and its Associations on quality assurance and safeguarding issues. Prior to this he spent over twenty years teaching in independent schools, latterly as a deputy head.