Education and Skills Committee

2 May 2006




Work of Ofsted

Monday 8 May 2006, 3.45 p.m. in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

The Education and Skills Select Committee will be taking formal oral evidence from Mr Maurice Smith, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools, Ofsted, and colleagues.

This session has been re-scheduled from the one postponed on 27 March.

Bullying

Wednesday 10 May 2006, 9.30 a.m. in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

The Education and Skills Select Committee will be taking formal oral evidence from David Moore HMI, Ofsted; Denys Robinson, Chair of Trustees, Education Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH); and Michele Elliot, Director, Kidscape.

Formal oral evidence will then follow at approximately 10.30 a.m. from John D'Abbro, Headteacher, New Rush Hall School, Redbridge; Moira Arnold, Headteacher, Aylward First and Middle School, Harrow; and Deborah Duncan, Horbury School, Wakefield.


Information about the Education and Skills Committee

The Education and Skills Committee is one of the House's Select Committees related to government departments: its terms of reference are to examine "the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Education and Skills and its associated public bodies". The Committee chooses its own subjects of inquiry, within the overall terms of reference. It invites written evidence from interested parties and holds public evidence sessions, usually in committee rooms at the House of Commons, although it does have the power to meet away from Westminster. At the end of each inquiry, the Committee will normally agree a Report based on the evidence received. Such Reports are published and made available on the Internet. Copies are sent free to those who give oral evidence. Reports usually contain recommendations to the Government and other bodies. The Government by convention responds to reports within about two months of publication. These responses are also published.