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Amanda Spielman (Ofsted): A force for improvement

10th March 2017

Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, spoke to the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)

A force for improvement

“I want to start by paying particular tribute to Malcolm Trobe and his stewardship of ASCL in recent months. And I’d also like to congratulate Geoff on his election as General Secretary.

And some other thank yous. One is to my predecessor Sir Michael Wilshaw who, we can all agree, has been a tireless and outspoken advocate for higher standards and improving young people’s life chances. And having seen the number of new challenges he has set himself since stepping down, we can be sure that that zeal will continue for many years to come.

I also want to thank the wider Ofsted team for all it has done in recent years to make an inspectorate so much improved from even just 5 years ago.”

Click here to read the full speech