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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th July 2016.

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Photo of Caroline Ansell Caroline Ansell Conservative, Eastbourne 12:00 am, 4th July 2016

As my right hon. Friend knows, before coming to this place I was a teacher. Teaching colleagues have concerns, which I share, about the appointment of Amanda Spielman as the new chief inspector of Ofsted. She does not hold a teaching qualification or have classroom experience. Does this appointment risk eroding the standing of the teaching profession and teachers’ esteem and morale? What assurances can my right hon. Friend give?