(2) when he will appoint the Schools Commissioner;
(3) what performance objectives will be used to determine the bonus paid to the Schools Commissioner.
21 candidates applied for the post of Schools Commissioner and three were invited to the final selection panel.
The panel members are:
Mary-Jo Jacobi, Civil Service Commissioner (Chair)
David Bell, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education and Skills
Ralph Jabberer, Director General for Schools, Department for Education and Skills
Dr. Philip Hunter, Chief School Adjudicator.
The outcome of the competition will be announced as soon as possible after the selection process has been completed and is likely to be during July 2006. A performance agreement, including business objectives, will be put in place with the Schools Commissioner when they take up post. This will be the basis on which any bonus award is assessed.