APPOINTMENT OF NEW HMCI
RESPONSE FROM OFSTED TO THE FOURTH REPORT
FROM THE EDUCATION AND SKILLS COMMITTEE, SESSION 2001-02
Letter to the Chairman of the Committee
Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools
Thank you for the copy of your Committee's Report
on the above subject.
The Report sets out the detail of the appointment
process followed by the DfES which led to my appointment as HMCI
from 1 May 2002. We note that the Committee has re-iterated its
view that the Select Committee should play a part in the HMCI
appointment process and the recommendation that any Order in Council
appointing (or re-appointing) HMCI should be subject to the approval
of the House of Commons. We believe that it is for the DfES to
respond to these points.
The summary of our evidence session on Wednesday
8 May highlights some of the key issues of interest to us all
at the present time. We look forward to discussing these and other
issues with the Committee on future occasions.
24 July 2002