‘Ofsted chair David Hoare is stepping down from his position with immediate effect, the education watchdog has confirmed.
It comes less than a month after he provoked outrage by reportedly describing the Isle of Wight as a white ghetto where there has been inbreeding.
Mr Hoare said: “I have today informed the secretary of state that I will be resigning from my position as chair with immediate effect.
“It has been a great privilege to chair the Ofsted board for the past two years. I am pleased that the organisation now has an excellent board in place with expertise across all of our remit areas, including early years and FE.
“I am also pleased that Ofsted has recruited a strong new chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, who is due to take over from Sir Michael [Wilshaw] in January.’ – FE Week