The Journal for Executive and Governance Leaders

Dominic Herrington

Interim National Schools Commissioner

Dominic Herrington is the interim National Schools Commissioner (NSC), having taken over the role from Sir David Carter. He came into position on 1 September 2018. Prior to his appointment, Dominic was the full-time Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) for SE England and South London, a role which he continues to oversee. Dominic started his working life as a TEFL teacher in Spain. He then went on to work at Warwick and Birmingham Universities before joining the Department for Education (DfE) where he has held a variety of roles. In addition to his responsibilities as RSC and NSC, he is also a Vice Chair of Governors at a primary school. Dominic is passionate about raising education standards for children and young people and making a positive difference in the education system to help improve children’s life chances. He lives with his family in South London.