3Di somehow missed this story when it was first published back in November.
[Note the photo on the BBC’s story features the Chief Inspector standing in front of a ‘Policy Exchange’ backdrop – presumably taken on the premises of the well-known right-wing think tank.]
The incoming head of Ofsted has told MPs his “tough guy” image will not be a barrier to success in heading England’s schools inspection system.
Sir Michael Wilshaw, who heads Academy chain Ark and east London’s Mossbourne Academy, has a reputation for enforcing strict discipline.
He told the Commons education committee he had been known to be a bit like Clint Eastwood character “Dirty Harry”.
This image could be useful in raising school standards, he suggested.
Various people interviewed on the news programmes today spoke about Ofsted bullying and about intimidatory language.
“This is not about getting rid of headteachers,” said Sir Michael on Channel 4 News this evening. Really?
The interviewer also raised the spectre of Chris Woodhead.
It’s been a significant week for the Chief Inspector.