No. 1 of Session 2008-09
3 December 2008


Oral Evidence Session

The Children, Schools and Families Committee will be taking formal oral evidence as follows:

Wednesday 10 December 2008 at 9.30am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses: Christine Gilbert CBE, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills, and other Ofsted officials:

Michael Hart, Director €” Children;
Vanessa Howlison, Director €” Finance;
Melanie Hunt, Director €” Learning and Skills; and
Miriam Rosen, Director €” Education.

The purpose of the session is to consider:

  • Ofsted's remit;
    Ofsted expenditure;
  • the school inspection regime; and
  • Ofsted inspections of children's services.

This session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Committee rooms and timings are subject to change.