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MPs approve new Ofqual chief but note her lack of exams knowledge

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  2. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    Here we go again... :(
  3. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I find it difficult, if not impossible, to believe that there wasn't a person with good, solid and relevant knowledge and experience to employ in this role rather than this new one. Why would they do this? It makes no sense :confused::(
  4. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Jobs for the boys, or in this case, the girl...
  5. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    So...given her lack of knowledge, why did they "approve" her appointment? How bad would she have had to be for them NOT to approve it?
  6. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    She would have had to be worse than they are. Hmm... tricky.
  7. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    Middlemarch, I have to wonder

    1. How many applied?
    2. How many declined the offer before she accepted?

  8. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    She was a civil servant for a number of years and apparently was the only 'appointable' candidate out of a field of 13 - the others must have been a load of sh*te then.
  9. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Once you're a civil servant, you're qualified to poke your nose into all sorts of things you don't understand. I believe there's a school of thought that says it's better to know nothing in order to remain dispassionate.
  10. install

    install Star commenter

    Someone who can look over a new system where Exams will get tougher year on year .......and who will also blame teachers for falling results .......and demand that results get better....

    Who would want the job ?

    There is bound to be more Exam Remark requests than ever before...
  11. Owennnn

    Owennnn Occasional commenter

    So kind of like Nicky Morgan and her lack of education knowledge being appointed as Secretary of State for Education?
    install, Shedman and delnon like this.
  12. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Yeah, just like the financially illiterate George Osborne being chancellor of the cheque.
  13. drek

    drek Star commenter

    She was a procurer or something in the civil services. Must have a network of future academy/examination board sponsors to nail this post! That is all the experience she needs m'dears.
    delnon likes this.

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