The new chief inspector at Ofsted has never been a teacher, but has been heavily involved with a chain of academy schools. I fear for the future of education in the UK.
Most chilling is Thicky Nicky Morgan’s endorsement: “I know that she is the right person to deliver the Education White Paper’s commitment to continue to improve the quality and consistency of Ofsted’s inspections, ensuring that it plays a central role in realising our vision of educational excellence everywhere.”
Tories have been dumbing down British education ever since they brought in GCSEs in the 1980s and Thicky Nicky’s changes can only accelerate this, intentionally widening the quality gap between publicly- and privately-funded teaching.
Don’t take my word for it, though. Kevin Courtney, acting general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, said: “To have as the new chief inspector of Ofsted a person who has no teaching experience and who is heavily implicated in the academy programme, certainly does call into question both their suitability and impartiality for the job. “
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers highlighted that Ms Spielman “has never taught, has never led a school or a major public institution, and as chair of Ofqual she has presided over qualification chaos in secondary schools”.
The only question we need to ask about this “preferred candidate” is: How can the public prevent this appointment?
Amanda Spielman has been chosen as the next chief inspector of Ofsted by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.
Ms Spielman, currently chair of exams regulator Ofqual, has been chosen for her experience in the education sector although she has never been a teacher.
She has helped oversee the reform of GCSEs and A-levels and the founding and expansion of successful academy chain, Ark, during her time at Ofqual.
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