So much for democracy!
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is to force through the appointment of her nomination for the next head of Ofsted, despite a cross-party committee of MPs saying they had “significant concerns”.
The Education Select Committee, scrutinising the appointment, rejected the choice of Amanda Spielman.
But Mrs Morgan is to override their finding and press ahead with her selection for the independent watchdog.
Mrs Morgan said Ms Spielman “will not shy away from challenging government”.
The education secretary said she was “disappointed that the committee underestimated Amanda’s vision, focus and leadership style. Her objectivity and openness are important strengths”.
Mrs Morgan said she was “100% confident” in her decision – and that “I am not seeking what one committee member described as a ‘crusader’.”
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