Education and Skills Committee

9 February 2005

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 Wednesday 16 March 2005, from 9.30 a.m. in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House.

This session continues the Committee’s bi-annual scrutiny of Ofsted and will review the Chief Inspector’s Annual Report for 2003/04. The Committee would welcome written submissions regarding the work of Ofsted by Monday 7 March. Submissions should relate to Ofsted’s Annual Report, but may also comment on the work of Ofsted more generally. 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 by e-mail to

and an additional paper copy should be sent to:

Dr Sue Griffiths
Education and Skills Select Committee
House of Commons
7 Millbank
London  SW1P 3JA