No. 10 knew of Gove's decision to replace Ofsted chief

Prime Minister David Cameron's official spokesman has said No.10 was informed of the Education Secretary's decision not to renew Lady Morgan's appointment as head of school watchdog Ofsted.

As the Secretary of State was very clear yesterday, it was his decision. No. 10 was informed of it.

– Prime Minister David Cameron's official spokesman

The appointment of a successor will follow the normal public appointments processes, said the spokesman.

Read: Michael Gove defends his decision to replace Ofsted chief

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Michael Gove warned not to surround himself with 'yes men'

Education Secretary Michael Gove should not surround himself with "yes men" or "believe his own hype", former Ofsted chief inspector Sir David Bell said. Sir David made the comments after Mr Gove decided to replace the head of Ofsted.