David Hoare resigns as chair of Ofsted

The TES is reporting that David Hoare has stepped down from his position as the chair of Ofsted.

The former City businessman was under increasing pressure to consider his role at the inspectorate after he described the Isle of Wight as a “white ghetto” that suffered from “inbreeding”.

In a statement released via Ofsted this morning, Mr Hoare said he would be stepping down with immediate effect.

“It has been a great privilege to chair the Ofsted Board for the past two years.  I am pleased that the organisation now has an excellent Board in place with expertise across all of our remit areas, including early years and further education,” Mr Hoare said.

“I am also pleased that Ofsted has recruited a strong new Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, who is due to take over from Sir Michael in January.

“We have also been able to agree the strategic priorities for Ofsted, focusing on improving the life chances for the disadvantaged children of our country.  I will miss working with an excellent team, making a real difference.”

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After his comments about the Isle of Wight do you think this is a good move or do you think he was a good chairman? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter. ~ Sophie

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  1. MikesuziNZ SchoolsImprove It appears so, according to Guardian.  He was under pressure to resign after meeting with Greening.  https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/aug/23/ofsted-chair-david-hoare-quits-after-isle-of-wight-ghetto-remarks

  2. According to article, Ofsted released a statement.  But it wasn’t on GovUk website, which publishes Ofsted bumf,  when I checked a few minutes ago.

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