31 Jul '14

News Ofsted chair David Hoare: from oil to academies

Stanford Business School graduate with 40-year business career who has served as academies ambassador for governmentDavid Hoare was drafted in to rescue the troubled AET Education at the start of 2014, after the academy chain was lambasted for poor standards and lavish expenses claims. Now the veteran businessman finds himself chairing the school standards regulator, Ofsted, at a time when it is under growing pressure to pay closer attention to academies.AET, the UK's largest taxpayer-funded academy chain, was criticised by the former education secretary Michael Gove for poor management of its schools. Hoare was appointed in an unpaid capacity after the chain had gone through a period of rapid expansion in 2011-12. He will stand down from the role in September. Continue reading...

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