22 Oct '14

News Nicky Morgan told to clarify Ofsteds powers to inspect academy chains

Education secretary contradicts Sir Michael Wilshaws claim to MPs that watchdog is unable to inspect management of chainsThe education secretary, Nicky Morgan, has been ordered by MPs to write to the chief inspector of schools after she publicly contradicted him over the watchdogs powers to inspect academy chains.Morgan came under fire over the governments academies and free schools programme when she appeared before the House of Commons education select committee. She refused to back down from a direct clash with Sir Michael Wilshaws position, leaving baffled committee members to choose who to believe. Continue reading...

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