Chief Inspector of Schools Sir Michael Wilshaw has said he has been assured by the Education Secretary Michael Gove that there are no briefings against Ofsted from his department and anticipates this is the end of the matter.
I am proud of my team at Ofsted and seek always to defend them from unfair criticism and those setting out to make mischief. I have talked to the Secretary of State today and I know that he is 100 per cent supportive of my leadership.
I was very pleased to be assured by the Secretary of State that there are no briefings against Ofsted from the department or people working for him.
We both therefore hope and anticipate that this is the end of the matter. I am looking forward to continuing to work closely with the Secretary of State to ensure school standards continue to rise.
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