AMANDA SPIELMAN was revealed as the next head of Ofsted yesterday — despite having no experience of teaching whatsoever.
Ms Spielman, who will become head snooper at the end of the year, has chaired examinations regulator Ofqual for five years and is an adviser to academy chain Ark, which she co-founded. She previously worked for private banking and wealth management firm Kleinwort Benson.
The Department for Education picked her over rivals including National Association of Head Teachers general secretary Russell Hobby.
Association of Teachers and Lecturers leader Mary Bousted was unimpressed by the choice, noting that Ms Spielman “has never taught, has never led a school or a major public institution and, as chair of Ofqual, presided over qualification chaos in secondary schools.”
The regulator’s delays in approving new exam specifications this year have left schools uncertain of what they will have to teach from September.