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Chair of Camden Learning at Town Hall scrutiny meeting

Chair of Camden Learning at Town Hall scrutiny meeting

Chair of Camden Learning at Town Hall scrutiny meeting

24 Feb 2017

Camden Learning Chair, Christine Gilbert CBE, was at the Town Hall on 16 February to update local politicians on progress being made in establishing and developing our new school improvement company.

Ms Gilbert, a former Chief Inspector of Ofsted, was at the cross-party Children, Schools and Families (CSF) Scrutiny Committee. She updated the committee on the Board’s progress around establishing the company ready for 1 April when it will commence trading, and plans for developing the company’s longer-term strategy and goals.

Camden Learning is a not for profit company, formed by the Camden Learning (CL), which aims to ensure that every child in the borough achieves the best possible educational outcomes. All Camden’s state schools are members.

The Board of Camden Learning, which includes local head teachers and governors, believes in the benefits of working together in partnership to secure sustained educational improvement and innovation for all our schools.

Ms Gilbert has a distinguished career in education, local and national government. She started her career as a history teacher, then a secondary head, before moving on to become Director of Education at Harrow Council then Tower Hamlets Council. She became chief executive of Tower Hamlets Council before becoming her Majesty’s Chief Inspector at Ofsted from 2006 -2010.

Councillor Jenny Headlam-Wells, Chair of CSF Scrutiny, said: “We’re very pleased to have such a distinguished Chair to lead Camden Learning into the future.”

Photo: (L to R) Martin Pratt, the Council’s Executive Director of Supporting People; Councillor Angela Mason CBE, Cabinet Member for Children; Councillor Jenny Headlam-Wells, Chair of the CSF Scrutiny Committee, and Christine Gilbert CBE, Chair of Camden Learning.

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