Education

Education crisis: Simmons back in hot seat

  • Holding pattern: Llewellyn Simmons, the director of academics at the Department of Education, who has temporarily replaced Kalmar Richards as education commissioner because of compassionate leave (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

A former acting education commissioner has returned to the post for a one-month stint.

Llewellyn Simmons, director of academics at the Department of Education, took over at the start of this month because Kalmar Richards is on compassionate leave.

The appointment was announced in a notice published on the Government’s website on Tuesday.

Ms Richards was named Commissioner of Education in September.

The former CedarBridge Academy principal had been acting commissioner since last December after Freddie Evans was controversially removed two months earlier.