The TES is reporting that Sir Daniel Moynihan, chief executive of the Harris Federation, has ruled himself out of becoming Sir Michael Wilshaw’s successor at Ofsted (at least for now).
…in an exclusive interview, he told TES that while it was “an honour” to be seen as a frontrunner, he does not feel now is the right time to leave his academy chain…
He is one of a string of education figures linked to the top job. They have included high-profile Americans such as Doug Lemov, who have long since ruled themselves out of the running.
Asked if he wanted to lead Ofsted, Sir Daniel said: “No. It is an honour that people mention my name, but nobody who has mentioned it has ever asked me.
“I will never say never, but we have got significant change coming through at GCSE and A level and there is retrenchment in budgets – I don’t feel now would be a great time for me to move on from Harris. Who knows in the future, but this time around it is not for me…”
See more in the 1 April edition of TES
It’s not that much of a denial really, is it, but with a current salary of nearly £400k maybe he couldn’t afford to take the role anyway (I think Sir Michael ‘only’ gets about half that) 😉
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