“MPs said Ms Spielman “did not convince [them] she had a clear understanding” of primary education, children’s services, special educational needs and a range of other aspects of the role.
The report continued: “Ms Spielman did not demonstrate the passion for the role that we would have hoped for. She did not refer to the chief inspector’s role in raising standards and improving the lives of children and young people.”
“We were deeply troubled by Ms Spielman’s statement that “you cannot say that the buck stops with Ofsted” on child protection.
“We did not leave the session with a clear sense of how Ms Spielman would go beyond Ofsted’s mission statement to translate it into practice or of the direction she saw Ofsted taking under her leadership.”
A former chartered accountant, Ms Spielman worked for investment bank Nomura International until 2001 before moving into the education sector and becoming…
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