Education and Skills Committee

12 February 2004

The Work of Ofsted

The Education and Skills Select Committee will be taking formal oral evidence from Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools, Mr David Bell, on Monday 8 March 2004, from 4.00 p. in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House.

This session continues the Committee’s bi-annual scrutiny of Ofsted and will review the Chief Inspector’s report on Standards and Quality in Education. The Committee would welcome written submissions regarding the work of Ofsted by Monday 23 February. These submissions will assist the Committee in preparing for the meeting with the Chief Inspector, and may be published alongside the transcript of the meeting.

Each submission should begin with a short summary in bullet point form. The paragraphs in the text of the submission should be numbered. A guide for written submissions to the Committee may be found on the parliamentary website at:

A copy of the submission should be sent on disk or by e mail ( and an additional paper copy should be sent to:

Sara Eustace, Education and Skills Select Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London  SW1P 3JA