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Phil Whiffing

Adjudicator , Office of the Schools Adjudicator

Phil taught mathematics at schools in Grimsby and Cornwall before joining West Sussex County Council in 1997. In West Sussex he worked in all areas of school organisation and infrastructure, leading the school admissions team and was responsible for school place planning in the county.

Phil moved to Suffolk County Council in 2007 as Assistant Director in charge of a major school re-organisation.  In 2012, capital planning, school admissions, transport and place planning were added to Phil’s responsibilities and continued until he left in 2014.