School leaders’ union NAHT said it hoped the new Ofsted chair, businessman David Hoare, will focus on rebuilding damaged relationships with the profession.
Russell Hobby, general secretary of NAHT, said the new chair would have much to keep him busy but would be supported by the profession as long as he eschewed pressures to apply any single doctrine to the management of schools.
Mr Hobby said: “We look forward to working with Ofsted's new chair. He has a large task ahead of him: to help the inspectorate rebuild damaged relationships with the profession and government and to determine a new role for Ofsted in a changing education system. A politically neutral figure is essential for this task, and Mr Hoare has reassuring credentials in this regard. We will be able to offer a long list of suggestions to help him get started.”
Page Published: 31/07/2014