Ofsted's likely new boss

Ruth Tarrant

20th June 2016

Sir Michael Wilshaw will be stepping down as head of Ofsted and is highly likely to be replaced by Amanda Spielman. Whereas Sir Michael has been known as a rather outspoken, and at times controversial character, he had one big thing going for him - plenty of experience (26 years!) on the frontline as a headteacher in London focusing on improving schools in deprived areas. Ms Spielman? The BBC describes her as a "backroom operator" who helped set up the Ark academy chain and has chaired Ofqual.

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been Subject Lead in Economics at tutor2u for many years after a career of teaching Economics, Business, Politics and Maths in a range of secondary schools. She is a highly experienced A level Economics Examiner, and also teaches undergraduate Economics on a very part-time basis at the University of Oxford. Ruth is passionate about making economics fun, engaging and accessible.

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