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Ofsted
The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) is a non-ministerial department Non-ministerial government departments (NMGDs) are a type of department of the Government of the United Kingdom that deal with matters for which direct political oversight has been judged unnecessary or inappropriate. They are headed by senior ci ... of the UK government ga, Rialtas na Ríochta Aontaithe sco, Govrenment o the Unitit Kinrick , image = HM Government logo.svg , image_size=220px, date_established = , state = United Kingdom , address = 10 Downing Street, London , leader_title = Prime Minister ..., reporting to Parliament In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative body of government. Generally, a modern parliament has three functions: Representation (politics), representing the Election#Suffrage, electorate, making laws and overseeing the .... Ofsted is responsible for inspecting a range of educational institutions, i ...
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Amanda Spielman
Amanda Mary Victoria Spielman, MA ACA serves as HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills since January 2017. She joined the senior leadership team at Ark Schools in 2005. From 2011 to 2016, Spielman was Chair One of the basic pieces of furniture Furniture refers to movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating (e.g., chairs, stools, and sofas), eating (table (furniture), tables), and sleeping (e.g., beds). Furni ... of the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). Early life and education Her mother, Olivia Fiona Robinson, descends via the O'Brien baronetsThere have been four baronetcies created for persons with the surname O'Brien, one in the Baronetage of Ireland and three in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. The O'Brien Baronetcy, of Leaghmenagh in the County of Clare, was created in the Baron ... from the Kings of Thomond The kings of Thomond Thomond ( Classical Irish: ; Mo ...
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Christine Ryan
Dame Christine Ryan, is a British teacher and public servant. Since August 2020, she has been Chair of the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) is a non-ministerial department Non-ministerial government departments (NMGDs) are a type of Departments of the Government of the United Kingdom, department of the Go ... (Ofsted). Having worked as a teacher between 1976 and 1993, she was then an Ofsted inspector from 1993 to 2009, and Chief Inspector and CEO of the Independent Schools Inspectorate The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is approved by the Secretary of State for Education The Secretary of State for Education, also referred to as the Education Secretary, is a secretary of state position within the Government of t ... from 2005 to 2017. Ryan is a co-founder of an education consultancy, Ryan and Grunsell. References {{DEFAULTSORT:Ryan, Christine Livi ...
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Non-ministerial Government Department
Non-ministerial government departments (NMGDs) are a type of department of the Government of the United Kingdom that deal with matters for which direct political oversight has been judged unnecessary or inappropriate. They are headed by senior civil servants. Some fulfil a regulatory or inspection function, and their status is therefore intended to protect them from political interference. Some are headed by a permanent office holder, such as a Permanent Secretary or Second Permanent Secretary.Government Departments and Agencies
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The status of an NMGD varies considerably from one to another. For example:
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Julius Weinberg
Julius Weinberg is a British people, British academic and previously the Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University. Weinberg is a governor of the Independent school Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith. On 11 April 2017, Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening announced the appointment of Weinberg as the next Chair of Ofsted. References

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Department For Education
The Department for Education (DFE) is the UK government department responsible for child protection Child protection is the safeguarding of children from violence, exploitation, abuse, and neglect. Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child provides for the protection of children in and out of the home. One of the ways to e ..., education Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, value (ethics), values, morals, beliefs, habits, and personal development. Educational methods include teaching, training, storytelling, discussion ... (compulsory, further and higher education), apprenticeships and wider skills in England England is a Countries of the United Kingdom, country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to its west and Scotland to its north. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. E .... A Department for Education pre ...
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Education (Schools) Act 1992
The Education (Schools) Act 1992 set up a system of school inspections by the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) is a Non-ministerial government department, non-ministerial department of the Government of the United Kingdom, UK government, reporting to Parliament of the United K ... (Ofsted). The reports written by independent inspection teams and published by Ofsted are made public and the inspections are carried out according to a National Framework to ensure consistency across the country. Subsequently the legislation was brought together in the School Inspections Act 1996 that designated it to be a six-year cycle. References {{reflist Education in England United Kingdom Acts of Parliament 1992 United Kingdom Education Acts ...
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Further Education
Further education (often abbreviated FE) in the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed. The Guardian' and Telegraph' use Britain as a synonym for the United Kingdom. Some prefer to use Britain as shorth ... and Ireland Ireland ( ; ga, Éire ; Ulster Scots dialect, Ulster-Scots: ) is an island in the Atlantic Ocean, North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel (Great Britain and Ireland), North Channel, the Irish Sea ... is education Education is the process of facilitating , or the acquisition of , s, , morals, s, s, and personal development. Educational methods include , , , and directed . Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators; however, lea ... in addition to that received at secondary school A secondary school describes an institution that provides and also usually includes the bui ...
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Education Act 2005
The Education Act 2005 (c 18) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom The Parliament of the United Kingdom is the supreme legislative body A legislature is an assembly Assembly may refer to: Organisations and meetings * Deliberative assembly A deliberative assembly is a gathering of members (of any kin .... It was enacted in order to simplify the process of school improvement, strengthening the accountability framework for schools, in particular by amending the approach used by Ofsted The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) is a non-ministerial department Non-ministerial government departments (NMGDs) are a type of department of the Government of the United Kingdom that deal with matte ... when inspecting schools in England England is a Countries of the United Kingdom, country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to its west and Scotland to its north. The Irish Sea lies n ...
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Public Education
State schools (in England, Wales, and New Zealand) or public schools (Scottish English Scottish English ( gd, Beurla Albannach) is the set of varieties Variety may refer to: Science and technology Mathematics * Algebraic variety, the set of solutions of a system of polynomial equations * Variety (universal algebra), classe ... and North American English North American English (NAmE, NAE) is the most generalized variety Variety may refer to: Science and technology Mathematics * Algebraic variety, the set of solutions of a system of polynomial equations * Variety (universal algebra), classes ...) are generally primary or secondary schools A school is an educational institution An educational institution is a place where people of different ages gain an education, including preschools, childcare, primary-elementary schools, secondary-high schools, and universities. They provi ... that educate all children without charge. They are funded in whole or in p ...
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Education Act 1902
The Education Act 1902 ('' 2 Edw. VII''), also known as the Balfour Act, was a highly controversial Act of Parliament that set the pattern of elementary education in England and Wales England and Wales () is a legal jurisdiction covering England and Wales, two of the four countries of the United Kingdom, parts of the United Kingdom. England and Wales forms the constitutional successor to the former Kingdom of England and follows ... for four decades. It was brought to Parliament by a Conservative Conservatism is an aesthetic Aesthetics, or esthetics (), is a branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of beauty and taste (sociology), taste, as well as the philosophy of art (its own area of philosophy that comes out of aest ... government and was supported by the Church of England The Church of England (C of E) is a Christian church Christian Church is a Protestant Protestantism is a form of Christianity that originated with the 16th-century Reformati ...
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Education And Inspections Act 2006
The Education and Inspections Act 2006 (c 40) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom The Parliament of the United Kingdom is the supreme legislative body A legislature is an assembly Assembly may refer to: Organisations and meetings * Deliberative assembly A deliberative assembly is a gathering of members (of any kin .... According to the government the Act "''is intended to represent a major step forward in the Government’s aim of ensuring that all children in all schools get the education they need to enable them to fulfil their potential"''. Background to the Act Trust schools white paper In October 2005, the DfES published the White Paper ''Higher Standards, Better Schools for All — More Choice for Parents and Pupils''. It set out plans to "''radically improve the system''". The blurb distributed with it established a number of key areas that the White Paper was intended to address: * The challenge to reform * A school system shaped by parent ...
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