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Sir Martyn Oliver endorsed as Ofsted’s new chief inspector by education MPs

Education MPs have endorsed the appointment of Sir Martyn Oliver as the new chief inspector for Ofsted. 

In July, education secretary Gillian Keegan recommended Martyn for the role because she said he is ‘an accomplished school and trust leader with a track record of driving up standards in areas with high levels of disadvantage’.   

Paul Whiteman, general secretary at school leaders’ union NAHT, said: “NAHT congratulates Sir Martyn Oliver following the endorsement of his appointment. 

“This is a crucial juncture for Ofsted, with there being growing consensus that major reform of school inspection is urgently needed to help ensure all schools are fairly held to account while fixing the unsustainable toll the current system places upon staff wellbeing. 

“We look forward to working closely with Sir Martyn and discussing how a reformed inspectorate could work for the benefit of pupils, families and schools in future.” 

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