31 Jul '14

News Ofsted chair David Hoare: pro-academies but not a Tory donor

Academy links will be seen by some as surefire bias, yet businessman may be early fruit of softer approach to educationThe appointment of a businessman, David Hoare, to chair the schools inspectorate for England marks the end of a bruising spell for Ofsted.The then education secretary Michael Gove's decision not to renew the contract of the ex-Blair aide Lady Morgan earlier this year is said to have precipitated the falling-out with his Liberal Democrat minister David Laws. Continue reading...

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