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Sir Michael Wilshaw to be the new head of Ofsted.

Sir Michael, currently Executive Principal of Mossbourne Academy in London, is expected to take up the post in January 2012. This will follow a pre-appointment hearing in front of the Education Select Committee and approval by the Privy Council.

Posted: 10/03/2022

Sir Michael has a long and distinguished career in education. He has worked as a teacher for 42 years, including 25 years as a headteacher in London secondary schools. He was knighted in 2000 for services to education.

Sir Michael has turned around some of the most challenging schools in some of the poorest parts of the London. Under his leadership, Mossbourne Academy – which opened on the site of a failing school – has achieved:

* 82 per cent of pupils getting five good GCSEs including English and maths this year

* Ofsted rating it ‘outstanding’ in two consecutive inspections

* eight pupils being offered places at Oxbridge this year.

Mossbourne has also been approved to open a new academy in Hackney in 2014, to spread its excellent provision further.

Source article: Department for Education – For further information click here (opens in new window).

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