Last week the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, recommended Amanda Spielman for the post of HMCI of Ofsted. If appointed, she will replace Sir Michael Wilshaw in December. Ms Spielman, co-founder of the academy chain ARK, is no stranger to governance having been Chair of Ofqual since 2011 and a board member of Brunel University, Floreat Education and Stemnet.
At present, this is only a recommendation for appointment and it will have to be confirmed by the Privy Council. The recommendation will now be scrutinised by the Education Select Committee who will present their conclusions to the Privy Council for consideration.